Famous Deaths for 9th May 2019

1864 – John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), is shot in battle after claiming “they couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance” at 50
1918 – George Co┼čbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866)
1931 – A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78
1937 – Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air), dies in crash at 43
1944 – Ethel Smyth, English composer, dies at 86
1995 – Charles Montgomery Monteith, publisher, dies at 74
2001 – James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
2002 – Leon Stein, American composer, dies at 81
2003 – Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (b. 1918)
2008 – Nuala O’Faolain, Irish journalist (b. 1942)

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