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3 hours ago, The Ashes Urn said:

John Wesley, co-founder of Methodism, died on this day 230 years ago, aged 87.

 

 

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We should raise a glass in his honour........oh wait

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Actor William Frawley died on this day 55 years ago, aged 79.

 

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Canadian poet and novelist, Elizabeth Smart, died on this day 35 years ago, aged 72.

 

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American criminal Richard Kuklinski died on this day 15 years ago, aged 70.

 

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American artist Georgia O'Keeffe died on this day 35 years ago, aged 98.

 

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Cool Papa Bell died on this day 30 years ago, aged 87.

 

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Silence for Harold Lloyd on this day 50 years ago, aged 77.

 

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Edward Winter, Colonel Flagg on MASH died twenty years ago today.

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The last laugh for George Burns on this day 25 years ago, aged 100.

 

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Actor Ray Milland died on this day 35 years ago, aged 79.

 

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Television pioneer Philo Farnsworth died on this day 50 years ago, aged 64.

 

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Today is six years since Terry Pratchett died

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British Navy Officer David Beatty died on this day 85 years ago, aged 65.

 

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Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, was assassinated on this day 140 years ago, aged 62.

 

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American playwright Howard Ashman died on this day 30 years ago, aged 40.

 

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Nate Dogg died on this day 10 years ago, aged 41.

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(chose this version of "Shake That" because Nate's verse is first in this)

 

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Actress Eileen Sedgwick died on this day 30 years ago, aged 92.

 

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Actress Bebe Daniels died on this day 50 years ago, aged 70.

 

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Fashion designer Oleg Cassini died on this day 15 years ago, aged 92.

 

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Writer Louis Bromfield went down the valley on this day 65 years ago, aged 59.

 

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Movie special-effects man John DeLorean dies 16 years ago today, aged 80.

 

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English blues rock guitarist Paul Kossoff died on this day 45 years ago, aged 25.

 

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Composer Johnny Pearson died 10 years ago today, aged 85. As well as composing, he lead the Top of The Pops orchestra for 16 years. He wrote extensively for KPM, the music library, and many of his pieces were used as background music for TV and films, as well as theme tunes (Owen MD, All Creatures Great and Small, Mary Mungo & Midge etc.)..

 

One of his best-known pieces is "Heavy Action", which became the theme to Superstars in the UK and ABC's Monday Night Football in the USA.

 

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Actor Michael Goodliffe died on this day 45 years ago, aged 61.

 

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American inventor Leo Fender, inventor of the Fender guitar, died on this day 30 years ago, aged 81.

 

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