Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 6th November

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Honoring the Legacies: Remembering Those Who Passed Away Today – 6th November

Dear readers, today, we come together to honor the memories of the notable individuals who departed from this world on this very day. 6th November marks the day when we reflect on the lives and legacies of those who have left an indelible imprint on history through their remarkable contributions and achievements.

Year Event
691 Cen Changqian, official of the Tang Dynasty
691 Ge Fuyuan, official of the Tang Dynasty
927 Zhu Shouyin, general of Later Tang
1173 Uijong of Goryeo, Korean monarch of the Goryeo dynasty (b. 1127)
1225 Engelbert II of Berg, German archbishop and saint (b. 1186)
1497 Philip II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1443)
1550 Jón Arason, Icelandic bishop and poet (b. 1484)
1561 Jeanne de Jussie, Swiss nun and writer (b. 1503)
1562 Maldeo Rathore, Rao of Marwar (b. 1511)
1574 Solomon Luria, Polish rabbi and educator (b. 1510)
1581 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar (b. 1505)
1599 Gasparo Tagliacozzi, Italian surgeon and educator (b. 1546)
1627 Jahangir, Mughal emperor (b. 1569)
1633 Cornelis Drebbel, Dutch inventor (b. 1572)
1639 Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician (b. 1560)
1642 Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English judge and politician, Lord High Treasurer of The United Kingdom (b. 1563)
1713 Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
1837 Elijah Parish Lovejoy, American minister and journalist (b. 1809)
1862 Bahadur Shah II, Mughal emperor (b. 1775)
1872 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician and academic (b. 1833)
1881 John MacHale, Irish archbishop (b. 1791)
1906 Heinrich Seidel, German engineer and poet (b. 1842)
1907 Jesús García, Mexican railroad brakeman (b. 1881)
1913 Alfred Russel Wallace, Welsh-English biologist and geographer (b. 1823)
1916 Henry Ward Ranger, American painter and academic (b. 1858)
1919 Hugo Haase, German lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1863)
1922 Sam Thompson, American baseball player (b. 1860)
1923 Ashwini Kumar Dutta, Indian educator and philanthropist (b. 1856)
1930 Ōkido Moriemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 23rd Yokozuna (b. 1878)
1933 Harold Weber, American golfer and architect (b. 1882)
1941 Frank Pick, English lawyer and businessman (b. 1878)
1944 Richard Sorge, Azerbaijani-German journalist and spy (b. 1895)
1944 Hannah Szenes, Hungarian-Israeli soldier and poet (b. 1921)
1947 K. Natesa Iyer, Indian-Sri Lankan journalist and politician (b. 1887)
1959 Victor McLaglen, English-American boxer and actor (b. 1883)
1962 Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (b. 1884)
1966 Rube Bressler, American baseball player (b. 1894)
1967 John Nance Garner, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Vice President of the United States (b. 1868)
1968 Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer and coach (b. 1901)
1968 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, cryptographer, and academic (b. 1906)
1974 Eric Linklater, Welsh-Scottish author and academic (b. 1899)
1975 Piero Dusio, Italian footballer, businessman and racing driver (b. 1899)
1978 Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian surgeon and politician, 6th Chief Minister of Gujarat (b. 1887)
1978 Gene Tunney, American boxer and actor (b. 1897)
1980 İlhan Erdost, Turkish publisher (b. 1944)
1980 Steve McQueen, American actor and producer (b. 1930)
1981 Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (b. 1885)
1983 Germaine Tailleferre, French pianist and composer (b. 1892)
1986 Tracy Pew, Australian bass player (b. 1957)
1988 Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)
1990 Lawrence Durrell, British novelist, poet, dramatist, (b. 1912)
1990 Tom Clancy, Irish singer and actor, (b. 1924)
1991 Tom of Finland, Finnish illustrator (b. 1920)
1992 Alexander Dubček, Slovak soldier and politician (b. 1921)
1992 Jack Kelly, American actor and politician (b. 1927)
1993 Adelaide Hall, American-English singer, actress, and dancer (b. 1901)
1993 Charles Aidman, American stage, film, and television actor (b. 1925)
1994 Shorty Rogers, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1924)
1995 Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1942)
1996 Claude Ake, Nigerian political scientist and academic (b. 1939)
1996 Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian lawyer and politician, Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1918)
2000 Ingrid of Sweden (b. 1910)
2000 Nimalan Soundaranayagam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (b. 1950)
2000 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian publisher and politician, Indian Minister of Defence (b. 1910)
2001 Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)
2002 Rudolf Augstein, German journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (b. 1923)
2004 Howard Keel, American actor and singer (b. 1919)
2005 Harry Thompson, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1960)
2006 Aino Kukk, Estonian chess player and engineer (b. 1930)
2006 Bryan Pata, American football player (b. 1984)
2006 Johnny Sain, American baseball player and coach (b. 1917)
2006 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist and politician, co-founded L’Express (b. 1924)
2006 Polly Umrigar, Indian cricketer and manager (b. 1926)
2007 Earl Dodge, American activist and politician (b. 1932)
2007 George W. George, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1920)
2011 Joe Frazier, American boxer (b. 1944)
2012 Carmen Basilio, American boxer (b. 1927)
2012 Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., American author (b. 1950)
2012 Glenys Page, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1940)
2012 Sandy Pearson, Australian general (b. 1918)
2012 Darrell Royal, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
2012 Arthur K. Snyder, American lawyer and politician (b. 1932)
2013 John Cole, Irish-English journalist and author (b. 1927)
2013 Ian Davies, Australian basketball player and coach (b. 1956)
2013 Ron Dellow, English footballer and manager (b. 1914)
2013 Joey Manley, American publisher, founded Modern Tales (b. 1965)
2013 Jack Mitchell, American photographer and author (b. 1925)
2013 Manfred Rommel, German lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
2014 Lincoln D. Faurer, American general (b. 1928)
2014 Kajetan Kovič, Slovenian journalist and poet (b. 1931)
2014 Allen Ripley, American baseball player (b. 1952)
2015 Bappaditya Bandopadhyay, Indian director and poet (b. 1970)
2016 Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer-songwriter and poet (b. 1934)
2016 Janet Reno, American lawyer and government official; Attorney General of the United States (1993-2001) (b. 1938)
2016 Jimmy Young, British singer and radio personality (b. 1921)
2017 Roy Halladay, American baseball player (b. 1977)
2017 Carl Sargeant, Welsh Assembly minister (b. 1968)

As we draw this tribute to a close, let us carry forward the lessons and legacies of those we have lost. Their impact on the world remains etched in the fabric of time, serving as a reminder of the enduring power of the human spirit. May their contributions continue to inspire us to strive for greatness and leave our own meaningful mark on the world.

Join us in continuing to celebrate the lives and contributions of those who have shaped our world, even in their absence. Their memory lives on through the stories we share and the legacies we continue to uphold. Until next time, may their spirits find peace in the legacy they have left behind.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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