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Famous deaths 11/11 (Happy Veterans Day!)
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Kenny McCormack
2023-11-11 15:07:56 UTC
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Shamelessly pulled from the web site:

* 307 Severus II [Flavius Valerius Severus], Emperor of Rome
(306-07), dies at an unknown age [approximate date]
* 405 Arsacius, intruding archbishop of Constantinople
* 683 Yazid I [Yazid ibn Mu`awiya Lanatullah], second Umayyad
caliph (680-683), dies at 36

* 826 Theodore the Studite, Byzantine theologist/poet/saint, dies
* 865 Petronas the Patrician, Byzantine General
* 1150 Hartbert, bishop of Utrecht (1140-50), dies
* 1285 King Peter III of Aragon, dies at about 46 [exact
birthdate uncertain]
* 1331 Stefanus VIII Uros III Decanski, king of Serbia (1322-31),
dies
* 1528 Lucas van Prague, Czech leader of Bohemian Brothers, dies
at about 68
* 1623 Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French
writer, dies at 74
* 1638 Cornelis Cornelisz, "of Haarlem", painter, dies at about
76
* 1675 Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the
Sikhs, executed under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb at
54
* 1675 Thomas Willis, English Physician (epidemiology, anatomy of the
brain and nervous system), dies at 54

Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)

Italian singer, theorbo player, and composer, dies at 58
Barbara Strozzi

* 1724 Joseph Blake, alias "Blueskin", a highwayman known for
attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the
Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)
* 1755 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent, dies at 91
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* 1772 Jan Maurits Quinkhard, Dutch portrait painter, dies at 84
* 1810 Johan Zoffany, German-born painter patronized by David
Garrick and the British Royal family), dies at 77
* 1812 Platon Levshin, Metropoitan of Moscow (b. 1737)

Nat Turner (1800-1831)

American leader of a major slave rebellion in Virginia in 1831,
hanged at 31
Nat Turner

* 1855 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, dies at 42
* 1861 Pedro V, King of Portugal (1853-61), known as "The
Hopeful", dies of typhoid and/or cholera at 24
* 1862 James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
* 1871 William Lonsdale, English geologist and paleontologist
(fossil coral), dies at 77

Lucretia Mott (1793-1880)

American Quaker, abolitionist and women's right activist (1st
Woman's Rights Convention), dies at 87
Lucretia Mott

Ned Kelly (1854-1880)

Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25
Ned Kelly

* 1884 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
* 1886 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and
pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air
pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration,
dies of dysentery at 53
* 1895 Julius Tausch, German composer, dies at 68
* 1901 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist, teacher, and composer,
dies at 72
* 1907 Henry Gadsby, English musician and composer, dies at 64
* 1912 Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered
* 1912 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and
teacher, dies at 75
* 1917 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamaka;Seha], last queen of Hawaii
(1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
* 1918 George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to
be killed in WW I (b. 1892)
* 1918 Victor Adler, Austrian politician (Minister of Foreign
Affairs), dies at 66
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* 1927 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist
(provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory), dies at 70
* 1929 Mieczyslaw Soltys, Polish composer, dies at 66
* 1930 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England
1924-30), dies at 43
* 1931 Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)
* 1936 Edward German, English Welsh composer (Merrie England),
dies at 74

Typhoid Mary (1869-1938)

Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first
person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69
Typhoid Mary

* 1939 Jan Opletal, Czech student, victim of Nazi violence in
Prague
* 1942 Anton Hendrik Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of the
Lichtes), dies at 60
* 1942 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company),
dies at 58
* 1944 Gerrit Grijns, Dutch researcher and co-discoverer of
vitamin B1 (thiamine), dies at 79

Jerome Kern (1885-1945)

American composer (Sally; Leave It To Jane), dies at 60
Jerome Kern

* 1947 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes),
dies at 64
* 1954 J. Rosamund Johnson, American composer ("Lift Every Voice
And Sing"), dies at 81
* 1955 John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18),
dies at 87
* 1960 Red Byron, American auto racer (NASCAR Strictly Stock
Series C'ship 1949), dies from a heart attack at 45
* 1962 George Hoyt, American Basketball Hall of Fame referee
(author "The Theory and Practice of Basketball Officiating"), dies
at 79
* 1962 Joseph Allen Jr, American actor (The Night Before the Divorce,
Motor Madness), dies at 44
* 1964 Edward Steuermann, Austrian American composer, dies at 72
* 1964 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet),
dies at 60
* 1965 Gaston Glass, French American actor (Opening Your Eyes),
dies after long illness at 65
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* 1967 (Robert Jordan) "Smoki" Whitfield, American actor (Bomba
the Jungle Boy; Lord of the Jungle; Swamp Fox), dies of a heart
attack at 49
* 1967 Harry Seymour, American composer, actor (Tenderfoot), dies of
a heart attack at 76
* 1968 Janet Sobel [Jennie Olechovsky], Ukrainian-American
abstract expressionist and drip-paint pioneering artist (Milky
Way), dies at 75
* 1968 Jeanne Demessieux, French organist and composer (Te Deum),
dies at 47
* 1969 Frank Newburg, American actor (Homemaker), dies at 83
* 1971 A. P. Herbert, English journalist and writer (Punch,
Helen), dies at 81
* 1971 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, dies at 86
* 1972 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (The Allman
Brothers Band), dies in motorcycle crash at 24
* 1973 Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish Chemist and Nobel
laureate, dies at 78
* 1974 Alfonso Leng, Chilean dentist and composer (Doloras),
dies at 90
* 1974 Jane Ace, American comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74
* 1975 Marty May, American actor (Fireball Fun For All), dies at
79

Alexander Calder (1898-1976)

American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78
Alexander Calder

* 1976 Eric Davies, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests,
7 wickets; East Province, Transvaal), dies at 67
* 1977 Abraham Sarmiento, Jr., Filipino journalist & political
activist, dies at 27
* 1977 Greta Keller, Vienna-born cabaret singer and actress (b. 1903)
* 1978 Bennie Borgmann, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward
and coach (Kingston Colonials, Original Celtics; coach Syracuse
Nationals), dies at 77
* 1979 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and
conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
* 1980 Benode Behari Mukherjee, Indian blind artist (Lives of
Medieval Saints fresco), dies at 76
* 1982 Gösta Törner, Swedish hot jazz and session trumpeter and
bandleader, dies at 70
* 1984 Jan Novák, Czech classical composer and contemporary
Latin poet, dies at 63
* 1984 Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar and father of MLK Jr., dies at
84
* 1985 Pelle Lindbergh, Swedish NHL goaltender, 1981-86, Vezina
Award winner (Philadelphia Flyers), dies after drunk driving
collision between his Porsche and wall at 26
* 1986 Roger C. Carmel, American actor (Star Trek - "Harry
Mudd"; The Mothers-in-Law - "Roger"), dies at 54
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* 1987 Lowell T. Coggeshall, American medical scientist and US
Secretary of HEW (1956-58), dies at 86
* 1987 Nico Slothouwer, poet (Liefdesstratenplan), commits suicide at
30
* 1988 William Ifor Jones, Welsh organist and conductor, dies at
88
* 1990 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The
Merchant of Venice; King Lear), dies at 90
* 1990 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer, dies at 81
* 1990 Lisa Kirk, American Broadway singer and actress (Kiss Me
Kate), dies of lung cancer at 65
* 1992 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, cosmonaut, dies at 50
* 1992 Giulio Carlo Argan, Italian art critic/mayor of Rome, dies at
83
* 1992 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral, dies at 80
* 1993 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer (After
Hours), dies at 79

H. R. Haldeman (1926-1993)

Nixon's White House Chief of Staff during Watergate, dies at 67
H. R. Haldeman

* 1993 Olavi Pesonen, Finnish composer, dies at 84
* 1994 Elizabeth Maconchy (LeFanu), Irish-English composer,
notably of string quartets, and contemporary music promoter, dies
at 87
* 1994 Ernest Clark, British actor (Ghandi, The Dam Busters, Doctor
in the House), dies at 82
* 1994 Frances Tustin, English child psychologist, dies at 81
* 1994 Frank McGuire, American basketball coach (won 550 games in 30
college seasons), dies at 80
* 1994 John Volpe, American politician (61st and 63rd Governor of
Massachusetts) and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1969-73), dies at 85
* 1994 Pedro Zamora, Cuban American AIDS Activist, dies at 22
* 1995 Charles Scribner Jr [IV}, American literary publisher,
dies at 74
* 1995 Corneliu Coposu, Romanian politician (Christian Democratic
National Peasants' Party), dies while undergoing treatment for lung
cancer at 79
* 1995 Jean-Louis Curtis [Albert Laffitte], French novelist (The
Forests of the Night), dies at 78
* 1995 Kenneth S. Goldstein, American folklorist and record producer,
dies at 68
* 1995 René Wellek, Czech-American writer (Concepts of Criticism),
dies at 92
* 1996 Jo Baker, American blues-rock vocalist (Elvin Bishop),
dies of liver disease at 48
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* 1997 Rodney Milburn, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m
hurdles 1972), dies in a work accident at 49
* 1998 Frank Brimsek, American ice hockey player (b. 1913)
* 1998 Patrick "Paddy" Clancy, Irish folk singer, harmonic player,
and songwriter (The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem -
"Carrickfergus"), dies of lung ccancer at 76
* 1999 Jack Plimsoll, South African cricket fast bowler (1 Test,
BB 3-143; manager RSA team to England 1965), dies at 82
* 1999 Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)
* 1999 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
* 1999 Vivian Fuchs, English geologist and explorer (led Commonwealth
Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1st to cross Antarctica via South Pole),
dies at 91
* 2000 Hugo Pos, Surinamese-Dutch poet and writer, dies at 86
* 2004 Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The
Cotton Club), dies from a stroke at 85
* 2004 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)

Yasser Arafat (1929-2004)

Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of
the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace
prize winner, dies in Paris at 75
Yasser Arafat

* 2005 Keith Andes, American actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All
Boats), commits suicide at 85
* 2005 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director
(Lion of the Dessert), dies at 75
* 2005 Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer,
dies at 66
* 2005 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, dies at
95
* 2006 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (Home and Away), dies
at 32
* 2006 Harry Lehotsky, American Canadian pastor and activist, dies at
49
* 2006 Ronnie Stevens, English actor (Rodney in "Dick & Duchess"),
dies at 81
* 2007 Dick Nolan, American NFL football coach (San Francisco
49ers, New Orleans Saints), dies at 75
* 2007 John Peterson, American drummer (the Beau Brummels), dies at
65
* 2008 Herb Score, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955,
56; Cleveland Indians) and announcer (Cleveland Indians 1964-97),
dies at 75
* 2009 Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)
* 2010 Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (b. 1911)
* 2010 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b.
1921)
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* 2011 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game), dies
at 91
* 2012 Rex Hunt, British diplomat and Governor of the Falkland
Islands (1982-1985), dies at 86
* 2013 Billy Adamson, Scottish drummer (The Searchers, 1969-98),
dies at 69
* 2013 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch
Powell, dies at 78
* 2013 George Reinholt, American actor (Steve-Another World, One Life
to Live), dies at 73
* 2014 Big Bank Hank [Henry Lee Jackson] American rapper (The
Sugarhill Gang - "Rapper's Delight"), dies of cancer at 58
* 2014 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist
(Shenendoah), dies at 88
* 2015 Philthy Animal [Phil Taylor], English rock drummer
(Motörhead), dies from liver failure at 61
* 2016 Ilse Aichinger, Austrian writer (Die größere Hoffnung),
dies at 95
* 2016 Raynoma Singleton [Gordy], music producer and
singer-songwriter (Motown), dies at 79
* 2016 Robert Vaughn, American actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E. -
"Napoleon Solo"; The Young Philadelphians; S.O.B.), dies of
leukemia at 83
* 2017 Bobby Matos, American session percussionist, Latin jazz
timbalero, and bandleader, dies at 76
* 2017 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night
of the Iguana, Play of the Week), dies at 92
* 2019 Zeke Bratkowski, American NFL quarterback and coach
(Green Bay Packers), dies from a heart attack at 88
* 2020 Carlos Campos, Chilean soccer striker (39 caps;
Universidad de Chile 259 games), dies from respiratory failure at
83
* 2020 Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini royal and politician,
world's longest serving Prime Minister (1970-2020), dies at 84

F. W. de Klerk (1932-2021)

South African President (1989-94) and winner of the 1993 Nobel
Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela, dies of cancer at 85
F. W. de Klerk

* 2021 Graeme Edge, British rock drummer, and poet (Moody Blues
- "The Dream"; "Morning Glory"), dies at 80
* 2022 (Julian) Keith Levene, British rock guitarist (The Clash,
1976; Public Image Ltd, 1978-83), dies of liver cancer at 65
* 2022 (Leo) Gallagher, American stand-up comic and watermelon
smasher, dies of multiple organ failure at 76
* 2022 John Aniston, American actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of Our
Lives), dies at 89
* 2022 Nik Turner, British jazz-rock fusion saxophonist, flute
player, singer, and composer (Hawkwind), dies at 82
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2023-11-11 20:10:01 UTC
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Post by Kenny McCormack
* 1994 John Volpe, American politician (61st and 63rd Governor of
Massachusetts) and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1969-73), dies at 85
Transportation,not Treasury!
The Treasury Secretaries in 1969-73 were,in succession,
David M. Kennedy,John B. Connally,and George Shultz...
I suppose Series 1969x currency notes are now too
rare to remind people.

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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
Adam H. Kerman
2023-11-11 21:10:36 UTC
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Post by Louis Epstein
Post by Kenny McCormack
* 1994 John Volpe, American politician (61st and 63rd Governor of
Massachusetts) and U.S. Secretary of Treasury (1969-73), dies at 85
Transportation,not Treasury!
John Volpe was incredibly important, a remarkable man who served in
Nixon's cabinet. I'd call him Nixon's very best domestic agency
executive appointment, and a truly excellent transportation secretary.
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A Friend
2023-11-11 22:11:24 UTC
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Typhoid Mary (1869-1938)
Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first
person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69
Typhoid Mary
Good summation of the Typhoid Mary case here. Note that she simply
refused to cooperate with far less drastic measures to limit her
spreading the disease, so she had to be confined and isolated for the
final quarter-century of her life:

https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-typhoid-ma
ry
radioacti...@gmail.com
2023-11-12 01:30:28 UTC
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Speaking of crewcut-coifed H.R. ("Bob") Haldeman [whom Wiki claims expired November 12th, rather than on the 11th]:

Anyone know why his name is almost always cited like that, as opposed to simply Bob Haldeman? I mean, I've never seen anyone write, say, Robert ("Bob") Dylan*, so why that strange, special textual treatment usually afforded to the late Haldeman?

BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
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* Yes, he did retain Robert, but also in the process deleted his birth middle-name Allen when he legally acquired his celebrated stage name...and which is why I've always made it a point to at least once address him as Robert on those many occasions when I've been fortunate (or dogged) enough to finagle a chat with Mr. Inscrutable.
Dave Garrett
2023-11-19 04:22:35 UTC
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Anyone know why his name is almost always cited like that, as opposed to simply Bob Haldeman? I mean, I've never seen anyone write, say, Robert ("Bob") Dylan*, so why that strange, special textual treatment usually afforded to the late Haldeman?
BRYAN STYBLE/Florida
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* Yes, he did retain Robert, but also in the process deleted his birth middle-name Allen when he legally acquired his celebrated stage name...and which is why I've always made it a point to at least once address him as Robert on those many occasions when I've been fortunate (or dogged) enough to finagle a chat with Mr. Inscrutable.
Perhaps because Haldeman isn't actually a "Robert"?

"H. R." stands for Harry Robbins.
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Dave
radioacti...@gmail.com
2023-11-19 04:39:15 UTC
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Your theory sure makes a lot of sense, Dave, so thanks for that.

But THAT raises the question : why it is always "Scooter Libby" (and not even " 'Scooter' Libby"), instead of [per that clumsy presidential-aide name-stylizing precedent], "I.L. 'Scooter' Libby" ?

STYBLE/Florida
Louis Epstein
2023-11-21 04:40:49 UTC
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Post by ***@gmail.com
Your theory sure makes a lot of sense, Dave, so thanks for that.
But THAT raises the question : why it is always "Scooter Libby" (and not
even " 'Scooter' Libby"), instead of [per that clumsy presidential-aide
name-stylizing precedent], "I.L. 'Scooter' Libby" ?
I know that in recent years the astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin actually
changed his legal name to Buzz Aldrin.

Even Sir Maurice Joseph "Michael Caine" Micklewhite,after making a point
of being knighted with his birth name,eventually adopted his professional
name legally after multiple encounters with officials provoked by the
dissonance between his famous face and his identity documents.

Where a nickname is NOT legally adopted,I do agree that its
exclusive use is pure laziness.
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STYBLE/Florida
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The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
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