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"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in in such a way that they look forward to the trip" - Sir Winston Churchill, who died on this day in 1965.

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70 years since Al Capone went swimming with the fishes, aged 48 (well, syphilis actually but that's not as poetic).

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Jeane Dixon stopped making predictions on this day 20 years ago, aged 93.

 

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55 years since Lucky Luciano went swimming with the fishes, aged 65 (actually it was a heart attack but that's less poetic - hmm seem to have heard that one before...).

 

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The last act for José Ferrer on this day 25 years ago, aged 80.

 

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William L Wrigley Jr, founder of the eponymous chewing gum company and after whom Wrigley Field is named, was spat out by life 85 years ago today.

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45 years since Mahahlia Jackson had none of the world in her hands, aged 60.

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50 years since Apollo 1 crew Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee slipped their earthly bonds.

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Nellie Bly wrote her last article on this day 95 years ago, aged 57.

 

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The inspiration for a Herman's Hermits song passed away this day 470 years ago.

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Clark Tippet stopped dancing on this day 25 years ago, aged 37.

 

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Freddie Prinze could not bear life anymore on this day 40 years ago, aged 22.

 

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25 years since Willie Dixon would no longer wake up this morning, aged 76.

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Sidney Sheldon - 10 years (age 89)

 

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35 years since Lightnin' Hopkins would no longer wake up this mornin', aged 69.

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Sidney Sheldon - 10 years (age 89)

 

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He wouldn't see the other side of midnight.

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Gandhi was killed this day 69 years ago.

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And Charles I lost his head this day back in 1649.

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Stanley Holloway stopped acting on this day 35 years ago, aged 91.

 

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Molly Ivins stopped writing on this day 10 years ago, aged 62.

 

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