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Robert Mugabe fortunately died a year ago today

 

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

 

Burt Reynolds, from Smokey and the bandit and all the other shows your dad likes, died 2 years ago today.

 

Actor Burt Reynolds

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American guitarist Tom Fogerty died on this day 30 years ago, aged 48.

 

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End of history for A. J. P. Taylor on this day 30 years ago, aged 84.

 

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Edward L. Doheny, big 19th/early 20th century oil tycoon, died 85 years ago aged 79

 

Famous for having drilled the first successful oil well, starting the US oil boom. He is the motherfracker yo...

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny

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Dorothy Dandridge died on this day 55 years ago, aged 42.

 

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The biggest killer the world has ever seen had a heart attack 44 years ago today

 

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong

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The curtain came down for Harold Clurman on this day 40 years ago, aged 78.

 

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Qin Shi Huang, 49, Founder of the Qin dynasty and 1st emperor of a unified China, died 2230 years ago from eating mercury thinking it would make him immortal

 

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang

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22 minutes ago, Kenny McCormick said:

Qin Shi Huang, 49, Founder of the Qin dynasty and 1st emperor of a unified China, died 2230 years ago from eating mercury thinking it would make him immortal

 

First Emperor of the Qin dynasty Qin Shi Huang

 

Elton John used to take a lot of Mercury in the 70s and 80s and he is still doing well. (sorry, very old joke). 

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Cy Denneny, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame, died on this day 50 years ago, aged 78.

 

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South African military leader, Jan Smuts, died on this day 70 years ago, 80.

 

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Ray Dolby, CEO of Dolby sound, died 7 years ago aged 80

Inventor Ray Dolby

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Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author, died on this day 150 years ago, aged 34.

 

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55 minutes ago, The Ashes Urn said:

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author, died on this day 150 years ago, aged 34.

 

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Fitz Hugh, sir!

 

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The man who invented sideburns, Governor Ambrose Burnside, died 139 years ago aged 57

 

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside

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George Wallace was forever segregated from this mortal realm on this day 22 years ago, aged 79.

 

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No more rock for Gary Richrath on this day 5 years ago, aged 65.

 

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Frank Vincent from Goodfellas, Sopranos and the GTA Series, died 3 years ago aged 80. 

 

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William 'Eyebrows' McKinley died from a gunshot wound 119 years ago. Here is a speech of his from 1896, for those who are into their political history.

 

 25th US President William McKinley

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Cuban musician Perez Prado died on this day 31 years ago, aged 72.

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In 1950, Prado released one of his biggest hits...

...ladies and gentlemen, this is "Mambo No. 5":

 

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Robert Wise died  on this day 15 years ago, aged 91.

 

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The last dance for Patrick Swayze on this day 11 years ago, aged 57.

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Johnny Ramone, from the band Ramones, died 16 years ago aged 55.

Guitarist Johnny Ramone

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