We Live And We Die
Nobody Lives Forever
See You In Heaven
What Happened Today in History?
1759- George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
1931- Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
1942 - Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
1945- Future President George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye NY
1968- Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
Famous people who died on January 6th
?-1702-Thomas Franklin was an English smith and uncle of Benjamin Franklin
1740-1785 -Haym Salomon was a Polish Jew who immigrated to NY, was the prime financier of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War against the British
1809-1852 -Louis Braille was French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille
1858-1919 -Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901-09) and leader of the Republican Party
1882-1941 -Charley O'Leary was a MLB shortstop who played eleven seasons with the Detroit Tigers, returned to MLB baseball in 1934 and became the oldest player in MLB baseball at the age of 51
1897-1978 -John D MacArthur was a US insurance billionaire; he signed Paul Harvey to be the radio spokesman for his company
1899-1985 -Robert H W Welch Jr. was the US founder/leader John Birch Society
1941-1988 -Brent Collins was a soap actor who played Wallingford on Another World, dies of heart attack at 46, played the role as Mr. Big on As The World Turns, he was a dwarf
1917-1993 -Dizzy Gillespie was a blues trumpeter, "The Sound of Surprise", Bebop, inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame, dies of pancreatic cancer at 75
1923-1994 -Virginia Kelley Clinton was the Mother of President Bill Clinton, dies at 70
1957-1997 -Vince Williams was a soap actor and he played Hampton Speakes on Guiding Light, dies of colon cancer at 39
1933-2006 -Lou Rawls was a famous American singer, he released more than 70 albums, sung the National Anthem many times in his lifetime by request, Lou Rawls died from brain and lung cancer.
This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today's famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye's writing