All of us are going to live and die. Death is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and I. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.
We Live And We Die
Nobody Lives Forever
See You In Heaven
1585-1656 – Johan Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague)
1603-1659- Jean de Quen, French Jesuit missionary
1678-1735 – Yongzheng Emperor of China-Legend says he was assassinated.
1737-1793- John Hancock, US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence) He served as President of the Second Continental Congress.
1834-1862 – William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle of Perryville at 28. One of the few sets of American brothers killed in battle.
1804-1869– Franklin Peirce was the 14th president of The United States (1853-1857), dies in Concord NH at 64-He fought in the Mexican/American war.
1882-1936 – Red Ames was an American baseball player. He was a pitcher for the NY Giants with a record of 183-167. He had a 2.62 ERA and 1702 Strikeouts. He played for four Major League Baseball Teams.
1895-1964– Charles Hodge NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
1928-1978– Jim Gilliam coach (LA Dodgers), dies at 49. He was the 1953 Rookie Of The Year. He batted .265 with 1889 hits. He was one of the first African American coaches in Major League Baseball.
1908-1978 – Karl Swenson actor (Lara-Little House on the Prairie), dies at 70 of a heart attack.
1915-1996 – Joseph Roy George Ralston was a pilot who dies at 81
1931-2004 – James Chace American historian-He wrote books about famous people-James Chace died of a heart attack while writing one of his books.
1938-2008 – Bob Friend (newscaster), British newscaster. He was also a pitcher for the Pittsburg Pirates, Yankees and Mets. He won a world championship in 1960.