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    Noah Rosenzweig

    Noah Rosenzweig

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Noah Rosenweig was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    8.00
    8 votes
    2
    Regis W. Ochs

    Regis W. Ochs

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Regis Ochs was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He survived the crash on November 20,1967 and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Ohio. He passed away on November 21,1967.
    7.67
    6 votes
    3
    Raymond J. Cassidy

    Raymond J. Cassidy

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    R. Cassidy was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965
    7.50
    6 votes
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    Thomas L. Mulligan

    Thomas L. Mulligan

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Thomas Mulligan was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    8.60
    5 votes
    5
    Thomas Andrews

    Thomas Andrews

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Thomas Andrews, Jr. (7 February 1873 – 15 April 1912) was an Irish businessman and shipbuilder; managing director and head of the drafting department for the shipbuilding company Harland and Wolff in Belfast, Ireland. Andrews was the naval architect in charge of the plans for the ocean liner RMS Titanic. He was travelling on board the Titanic during its maiden voyage when it hit an iceberg on 14 April 1912 and was one of the 1,507 people who perished in the disaster. Thomas Andrews was born at Ardara House, Comber, County Down, in Ireland, to The Rt. Hon. Thomas Andrews, a member of the Privy Council of Ireland, and Eliza Pirrie. His siblings included John Miller Andrews, the future Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, and Sir James Andrews, the future Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. Thomas Andrews lived with his family in Ardara, Comber. In 1884, Andrews began attending the Royal Belfast Academical Institution until 1889 when, at the age of sixteen, he began a premium apprenticeship at Harland and Wolff where his uncle, the Viscount Pirrie, was part owner. At Harland and Wolff, he began with three months in the joiners' shop, followed by a month in the cabinetmakers' and
    9.75
    4 votes
    6
    Barouk-Raoul Bentitou

    Barouk-Raoul Bentitou

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Baroukh was one of eight children born to the Bentitou family of Palikao, Algeria. On the eve of World War II, the Jewish population of Algeria numbered approximately 120,000. But Algeria was a very poor land. Seeking a better life for his children, Baroukh's father moved the family to the port city of Marseilles in southern France. Life was disrupted when the Germans invaded France in May 1940. While the Germans occupied all of northern France, they allowed French collaborators to control most of the south, where Baroukh lived. French authorities in the southern area were directly responsible to the Germans and assisted them them in persecuting Jews. On January 23, 1943, Baroukh's father and two older brothers were arrested in Marseilles. They were later deported to the Sobibor death camp where they perished in the gas chamber. Eleven year-old Baroukh went to live at the children's home in Izieu. Given the circumstances, life at the children's home was comparatively peaceful. Outings arranged by the sympathetic staff helped the children forget, if only briefly, the terror that raged around them. This came to an abrupt end, however, in April 1944, when the Nazis decided that Baroukh and the other Jewish children in the home had lived long enough. On April 6, 1944, Baroukh and most of his friends were sent to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland. The officer responsible for the arrest and deportation of the children was Klaus Barbie. In a scandal that shook the world, it was discovered that Barbie had escaped punishment after the war by working as a spy for the American government. Barbie, who was then living in South America under an assumed name, was eventually sent back to France for trial, where, on July 4, 1987, he was found guilty of "crimes against humanity" and sentenced to life in prison. Baroukh, however, did not live to see Barbie punished. He perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz just after his thirteenth birthday. Baroukh was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Germans and their collaborators in the Holocaust.
    7.33
    6 votes
    7
    Salvtre E. Romansco

    Salvtre E. Romansco

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Salvatore E.. Romansco was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    7.33
    6 votes
    8
    Kazimierz Gilarski

    Kazimierz Gilarski

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Brigadier General Kazimierz Gilarski (May 7, 1955 in Rudołowice – April 10, 2010 in Smolensk) was a Polish military figure, Commander of the Warsaw Garrison. He was among the passengers killed in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash. He was awarded several top Polish civil and military awards:
    6.29
    7 votes
    9
    Janusz Kurtyka

    Janusz Kurtyka

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Janusz Marek Kurtyka (13 August 1960 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish historian, and from December 2005 until his death in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, the second president of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN). Kurtyka was born in Kraków and obtained his degree in the History and Philosophy Department of the Jagiellonian University. He had been a historian at the Polish Academy of Sciences since 1985 where he specialized in Polish medieval and communist era history, modern history and historical methodology. He finished his PhD in 1995 and was habilitated in 2000. He was a contributor to Wielka Encyklopedia PWN and Polski Słownik Biograficzny (Polish Biographical Dictionary) and the author of more than 140 academic publications. In the People's Republic of Poland, Kurtyka was a member of the democratic opposition to communism and an activist with the Independent Students Union and the trade union Solidarity. Between 1989 and 2000 he was the presidents of the Kraków office of Solidarity in the Historical Institute PAN. After the Institute of National Remembrance (a Polish government-affiliated research institute which investigates both Nazi and Communist crimes
    7.80
    5 votes
    10
    William Adelin

    William Adelin

    • Killed in disaster: The White Ship
    William (5 August 1103 – 25 November 1120), surnamed Adelin (alternately rendered as Adelinus, Adelingus, A(u)delin or Ætheling), was the son of Henry I of England by his wife Matilda of Scotland, and was thus heir-apparent to the throne. His early death without issue caused a succession crisis. William was born in Winchester. His father, Henry I of England, was the youngest son of William the Conqueror, King of England and Duke of Normandy, and Matilda of Flanders. Robert Curthose, the eldest son of the Conqueror, had inherited Normandy, while William Rufus, one of Robert's younger brothers, had inherited England. In 1100, William was killed in a hunting accident, and Henry took the throne. By 1105, he had also dispossessed Robert of Normandy. William's mother was Matilda (also called Edith), the daughter of Malcolm III of Scotland by Saint Margaret of Scotland. Henry had arranged the marriage to conciliate his Anglo-Saxon subjects: Saint Margaret had been a granddaughter of the Anglo-Saxon King Edmund Ironside, and a great-niece of Edward the Confessor; as such, the marriage represented a union between the new Norman rulers of England and the old Anglo-Saxon dynasty. Henry's
    7.80
    5 votes
    11
    Clarence Link

    Clarence Link

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Clarence Link was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while traveling from New York for AT&T Company. Clarence was a talented artist specializing in oil painting with original handmade frames and woodworking.
    9.00
    4 votes
    12
    Fritz Pfeffer

    Fritz Pfeffer

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Friedrich "Fritz" Pfeffer (30 April 1889 – 20 December 1944) was a German dentist and Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, and who perished in the Neuengamme concentration camp in Northern Germany. In Anne Frank's posthumously published diary, all names, apart from those of the Frank family, were changed to preserve the privacy of individuals mentioned. Pfeffer was given the pseudonym Albert Dussel. Fritz was born in Gießen, Germany, one of the five children of Ignatz Pfeffer and Jeannette Hirsch-Pfeffer, who lived above their clothing and textiles shop at 6 Marktplatz in Giessen. After completing his education, Fritz trained as a dentist and jaw surgeon, obtained a license to practice in 1911 and opened a surgery the following year in Berlin. He served in the German Army during the First World War and afterwards, in 1921 married Vera Bythiner (31 March 1904 – 30 September 1942), who was born in Posen in Imperial Germany (now Poznań, Poland). The marriage produced a son, Werner Peter Pfeffer (3 April 1927 – 14 February 1995), then the couple divorced in 1932. Fritz was granted custody of the boy and raised him alone until November
    6.50
    6 votes
    13
    Edith Frank

    Edith Frank

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Edith Frank (née Holländer; 16 January 1900 – 6 January 1945) was the mother of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. Edith was the youngest of four children, having been born into a German-Jewish family in Aachen, Germany. Her father, Abraham Holländer (1860–1928) was a successful businessman in industrial equipment and was prominent in the Aachen Jewish community as was her mother, Rosa Stern (1866–1942). She met Otto Frank in 1924 and they got married on his thirty-sixth birthday, 12 May 1925, at Aachen's synagogue. Their first daughter, Margot, was born in Frankfurt on 16 February 1926, followed by Anne, who was born on 12 June 1929. The rise of Antisemitism and the introduction of discriminatory laws in Germany forced the family to emigrate to Amsterdam in 1933, where Otto established a branch of his spice and pectin distribution company. Her brothers Walter (1897–1968) and Julius (1894–1967) escaped to the United States in 1938, and Rosa Holländer-Stern left Aachen in 1939 to join the Frank family in Amsterdam. Edith's sister, Bettina Hollander had died earlier at the age of sixteen due to appendicitis when Edith was just 14. In 1940 the Nazis invaded the Netherlands and began their
    7.40
    5 votes
    14
    Jean-Claude Benguigui

    Jean-Claude Benguigui

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Jean-Claude Benguigui was born in Oran, Algeria, on December 26, 1938. At the time of Jean-Claude's birth, Algeria still belonged to France, and was home to nearly 120,000 Jews. Seeking to improve the chances for a better life for her children, Mrs. Benguigui moved the family shortly before the war to the bustling port city of Marseilles, France. When the Germans conquered France in 1940, the 350,000 Jews living in the country found themselves the targets of ever-growing persecution. The Germans divided France, occupying all of the north, allowing French collaborators to rule most of the southern zone, where Jean-Claude lived. The government in the south was directly responsible to the Germans and usually cooperated with them against the Jews. On July 31, 1943, Jean-Claude's mother was arrested by French collaborators and was deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, where she was subjected to horrific medical experiments. Jean-Claude, five years old, his brothers Jacques, who was twelve, and Richard, who was six, were sent to live in the children's home in Izieu, while a baby sister, Their baby sister, Yvette, was hidden by sympathetic French farmers. The children's home in Izieu was run by a staff who did everything they could to brighten up the lives of the children with picnics and other pleasurable activities. But the children at the home were Jewish, and the Germans were determined not to let them remain alive for long. On April 6, 1944, the Nazis came for the children of Izieu. The Benguigui brothers and their friends at the home were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland one month later. The German officer responsible for the arrests was Klaus Barbie. Barbie escaped justice after the war by working as a spy for the United States. He had been living in South America when the scandal was uncovered decades later. Barbie was eventually extradited to France, where on July 4, 1987, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for "crimes against humanity." On hand for the trial were Mrs. Benguigui and her daughter, Yvette. Both had miraculously survived the Holocaust. Jean-Claude and his two brothers were unable to see Barbie brought to justice. They perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz in May 1944.
    7.40
    5 votes
    15
    Natan Abbe

    Natan Abbe

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Natan, the son of Carola and Israel Abbe, grew up in Lodz, Poland. His father owned a haberdashery store, where he sold hats, gloves, and other accessories. He had two sisters and a younger brother. A large, fairly liberal city, Lodz was home to over 233,000 Jews. It was a major center of the textile industry. Its diverse population of Jews, Poles and Germans lived together in relative peace. When the Germans occupied Lodz in September 1939, Natan was a fifteen year-old schoolboy. Anti-Jewish restrictions were immediately enacted. Jews were forbidden to congregate for religious services, they were subject to curfew, their radios were confiscated, and they were forced to wear the yellow star. In addition, Jews were barred from most professions, and all Jewish communal institutions were ordered to disband. On February 8, 1940, all the Jews were forced to live in a run-down part of the city. On May 1, 1940, the overcrowded ghetto was closed off. Living conditions were horrendous. There was no heat, little food or medicine, and inadequate sanitation. People fell dead in the street from starvation, disease and exposure. Still, the basic appearance of normal inner-city life was maintained. Schools and hospitals still functioned. The Germans constantly harassed the Jewish residents of the ghetto, randomly seizing people on the streets, raiding their apartments, and subjecting them to horrendous indignities. People were shot for the slightest reason. Young children often became the sole support of thier families. They would smuggle themselves out of the ghetto in order to find food and bring it back to their starving parents, brothers and sisters. Natan was shot to death in late 1940 by a German soldier at the ghetto gate. He was sixteen years old. Natan was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Germans and their collaborators during the Holocaust.
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Robert R. Kelleher

    Robert R. Kelleher

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Robert Kellenher was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    8.50
    4 votes
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    Siegfried Wohlfarth

    Siegfried Wohlfarth

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Born: Bad Homburg, Germany March 26, 1904 The elder of two sons of religious German-Jewish parents, Siegfried grew up in the city of Frankfurt. Upon completing his education, he became a certified public accountant in Frankfurt. In his free time he worked as a freelance music critic. While on a vacation in 1932 on the North Sea island of Norderney, he met Herta Katz, a young woman with whom he quickly fell in love. 1933-39: The Nazis had fired Siegfried from his government job because he was Jewish. Although his mother opposed the match, Siegfried proposed to Herta and she accepted. They married in June 1933. In 1934 they left for Amsterdam, where Siegfried found a job. Herta gave birth to a daughter and began a successful interior decorating business. Just before the outbreak of war in 1939, Siegfried's parents also moved to Amsterdam. 1940-44: In May 1940 the Germans occupied the Netherlands. Two years later the Wohlfarths were ordered to report to the train station, but went into hiding. In 1944 they heard on the BBC that the Germans had killed 2 million Jews in extermination camps and that the biggest camp was Auschwitz-Birkenau. When Herta and Siegfried were arrested and put on a train on September 3, 1944, Siegfried feared the worst. Determined not to let the Germans have more than his body, he tore up their money during the journey. Siegfried was deported to Auschwitz, and later to the Stutthof concentration camp where he died on December 5, 1944.
    7.20
    5 votes
    18
    Theodre E. Reed

    Theodre E. Reed

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    T. Reed was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    7.20
    5 votes
    19
    Auguste van Pels

    Auguste van Pels

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Auguste van Pels (29 September 1900 — March 1945) was a German-Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. In Anne Frank's posthumously published diary all names apart from those of the Frank family were changed to preserve the privacy of those mentioned. Auguste van Pels was assigned the pseudonym Petronella van Daan. The Gies family later assisted in the concealment of the van Pels family when they joined the Franks in hiding in the secret rooms in Otto, Hermann and Miep's office building on 13 July 1942. Anne Frank's diary covers the twenty-four months the two families and Fritz Pfeffer spent in hiding, and Anne devotes much space to descriptions of the tension between Auguste and Hermann and her own ambivalent relationship with Auguste, including the fact that she and Mrs. Van Pels struggle in their relationship. It has been suggested that Auguste's flirtatiousness and exuberance were characteristics Anne disliked about herself and for that reason attracted much of her ire. They remained hidden from the Nazis for two years. Auguste was arrested in hiding on 4 August 1944 with her husband and son, and the five other occupants of the
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Ryszard Kaczorowski

    Ryszard Kaczorowski

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Ryszard Kaczorowski [ˈrɨʂart kat​͡ʂɔˈrɔfskʲi] ( listen) (26 November 1919 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish statesman. Between 1989 and 1990 he served as the last President of Poland in exile. He succeeded Kazimierz Sabbat and resigned his post following Poland's regaining independence from the Soviet sphere of influence and election of Lech Wałęsa as the first democratically-elected president of Poland since World War II. He also passed the presidential insignia to Wałęsa, thus ending the 45-years long episode of the Polish government in exile. He was listed on the flight manifest of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński and 95 others, which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010. All aboard, including Kaczorowski, were killed. On 19 April 2010, Kaczorowski's coffin was taken to St John's Cathedral for a funeral mass, before being buried in a crypt at the National Temple of Divine Providence in Warsaw. Ryszard Kaczorowski was born 26 November 1919, in Białystok, Poland. His parents were Wacław Kaczorowski of Jelita and Jadwiga née Sawicka. He completed his education at
    8.25
    4 votes
    21
    Sławomir Skrzypek

    Sławomir Skrzypek

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Sławomir Stanisław Skrzypek (10 May 1963 – 10 April 2010) was the President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP) from 2007 until his death in 2010. He died in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash, when a plane transporting a number of Polish notables, including the President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, crashed enroute to a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Katyń massacre. Analysts have said that Skrzypek's death is unlikely to change the path of monetary policy in Poland. Born in Katowice, Skrzypek graduated from the Silesian University of Technology before taking an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, further post-graduate degrees at Cracow University of Economics, the University of Silesia, Georgetown University and at IESE Business School at the University of Navarra. It was on 10 January 2007 that Skrzypek was appointed to the role of President of the NBP, with a vote of 239 Sejm deputies in favor, 202 against and one abstaining. He replaced Leszek Balcerowicz. His choice by President Kaczynski was controversial; opposition parties and others criticised his comparative lack of experience. Prior to this position, he had been acting President of the
    6.17
    6 votes
    22
    Bartholomew Elliott George Warburton

    Bartholomew Elliott George Warburton

    • Killed in disaster: R M S Amazon
    Bartholomew Elliott George Warburton (1810–1852), usually known as Elliot Warburton, Irish traveller and novelist, was born near Tullamore, Ireland. His father was Major George Warburton, Inspector General of the Royal Irish Constabulary for Aughrim, County Galway; his mother was Anne Maria Acton of Kilmacurragh, County Wicklow. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1837. He contracted lasting friendships with Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton) and AW Kinglake, author of Eothen, which he admired. He decided to give up his practice as a barrister for travel and literature. His first travel articles were published in the Dublin University Magazine, where the editor, Charles Lever persuaded him to make them into a book. This became his first book, The Crescent and the Cross, an account of his travels in 1843 in Greece, Turkey, Syria, Palestine and Egypt, and which fairly divided public attention with Kinglake's Eothen, which appeared in the same year, 1844. Interest in England was centred in the East at the time, and Warburton had popular sympathy with Kinglake in his advocacy of the annexation of Egypt. But, apart from this consideration, the
    7.00
    5 votes
    23
    Dr. Carl D. Michalson

    Dr. Carl D. Michalson

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Carl Michalson was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. Dr. Michalson was arriving in Cincinnati to deliver a speech on "Life and it's Setting:The Meaning and Experience of Existence" before the Methodist Conference on Christian Education at the Netherland Hilton Hotel scheduled for Tuesday November 9,1965.
    9.33
    3 votes
    24
    Andrzej Karweta

    Andrzej Karweta

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Andrzej Karweta (11 June 1958 – 10 April 2010) was Vice Admiral of the Polish Navy and its commander-in-chief from November 2007 until his death in April 2010 in the Smolensk air crash.. Andrzej Karweta was born in Jeleń village (part of Jaworzno since 1977). In 1977 he started studies at the Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia and graduated in 1982, with the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade (podporucznik marynarki). In following years he attended further studies, including Defence Politics at the Polish National Defence University in Warsaw (2006) and studies at Royal College of Defence Studies in London. He started service in the 13th Minesweeper Division in Hel in 1982. In 1986 he took his first command, of ORP Czapla (Projekt 206F class minesweeper), in 1989 of another minesweeper ORP Mewa and a group of minesweepers. In 1992-1996 he was chief of staff and second in command of the 13th Minesweeper Division, later he became its commander. During BALTOPS 2000 maneuvres he commanded an international anti-mine warfare group. In 2002 he became deputy commander of the Underwater Warfare Division in Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic (SACLANT), and was a Polish representative in SACLANT
    8.00
    4 votes
    25
    Joseph H. Geiser

    Joseph H. Geiser

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Joseph Geiser was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.00
    6 votes
    26
    Laurel B. Clark

    Laurel B. Clark

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
    Laurel Blair Salton Clark (March 10, 1961 – February 1, 2003) was a medical doctor, United States Navy Captain, NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle mission specialist who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Clark was born in Ames, Iowa, but considered Racine, Wisconsin, to be her hometown. She is survived by her husband, fellow NASA flight surgeon Dr. Jonathan Clark (who was part of an official NASA panel that prepared the final 400-page report about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), and son Iain. Clark was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She held a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued Technician Class amateur radio license with the call sign KC5ZSU. Clark was a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and the Society of U.S. Naval Flight Surgeons. She was also a member of the Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Captain Clark was awarded numerous insignia and personal decorations including: The symbol indicates a posthumous award. During medical school she did active duty training with the Diving Medicine Department at the United States Navy Experimental Diving Unit in March 1987. After completing medical school,
    6.00
    6 votes
    27
    Edith Schwimmer

    Edith Schwimmer

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Edith Schwimmer, the younger daughter of Ephraim and Miriam Schwimmer, lived in a small town in rural Czechoslovakia. Her father, a grocer, had studied in the town's Jewish seminary. When Edith was five years old, Hungary annexed the area. Various anti-Jewish measures that were passed by the Hungarian government caused economic hardship. In addition, many of the Jewish citizens were conscripted into forced labor and were subjected to inhumane treatment. Edith, her older sister Rashka, and her parents coped with the restrictions, and life went on. In March 1944, when Edith was eleven years old, the Germans invaded Hungary, setting into motion a plan to destroy the country's entire Jewish population. Beginning in April, Jews were required to receive food rations. They were forced to wear the yellow star. On the first day of Passover, Edith and her family were forced to leave their home without notice and to move into a sealed-off ghetto in the nearby city of Nagyzsollos. All the Jews of the city and of the towns in the surrounding area were concentrated into four streets. The ghetto was crowded with 12,000 to 14,000 people. Lacking adequate food, medication, and sanitation, many of these people died. Towards the end of May, Edith and her family, along with the other Jews in the ghetto, were forced into crowded, locked cattle cars and transported to the Auschwitz death camp. After an agonizing journey of several days, with little food or water, the prisoners arrived. Edith and her family were immediately sent to the gas chambers where they were murdered. Edith was eleven years old.
    9.00
    3 votes
    28
    John Kirchstein

    John Kirchstein

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    John Kirchstein was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on Nov 8 1965.
    9.00
    3 votes
    29
    Joseph D. Nelson

    Joseph D. Nelson

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Joseph Nelson was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash in November 8,1965 enroute to a meeting with Proctor & Gamble executives.
    9.00
    3 votes
    30
    Jean Doherty

    Jean Doherty

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Jean Doherty was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    7.75
    4 votes
    31
    Piotr Nurowski

    Piotr Nurowski

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Piotr Nurowski (June 20, 1945 – April 10, 2010) was a Polish tennis player and the chief of the Polish Olympic Committee. Nurowski was born in Sandomierz. He died in Smolensk, Russia in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash. On 16 April 2010 he was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He was buried in the Alley of the Meritorious in the Military Cemetery in Warsaw.
    5.83
    6 votes
    32
    Alinka Lilka

    Alinka Lilka

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Alinka, the daughter of Lilka (Cukierman), was five years old when the Germans occupied her city in September 1939. Warsaw was a large, cosmopolitan city, home to Europe's largest Jewish community. Her grandfather was highly involved in the community. The family lived in an affluent area. Alinka loved to play with her dolls and stuffed animals. Part of a large, loving, highly educated family, Alinka had a comfortable early childhood. In October 1940, Alinka and her family, along with all the other Jewish residents of Warsaw, were forced to leave their homes and live in a run-down area of the city. On November 15, walls were built around the ghetto, cutting it off from the rest of the world. Over 265,000 people were packed into apartments on 73 streets. Lacking money and forbidden to work, most residents were quickly impoverished. Food, medicine and heat were inadequate, and thousands died of starvation, exposure and disease. Children risked their lives to smuggle food into the ghetto for their families. Amidst all the horrors of the ghetto, underground schools and other cultural events were organized. In July 1942, the Germans began rounding up and deporting ghetto residents in massive raids. Few were exempt. Packed like cattle into freight cars, they were sent to the Treblinka death camp, where they were immediately taken to the gas chambers and murdered. By September, only 60,000 Jews, mostly young men and women, were left. The last remnants of their families, they resolved to fight the Germans. On Passover eve, April 19, 1943, the Germans began what they believed to be the final round up and deportation. Instead, they were met with organized, armed resistance. The Germans began systematically burning buildings, trying to force people out of hiding. Armed mostly with home-made grenades and other incendiary devices, the young Jewish fighters fought the Germans, house by house, for almost a month. The ghetto was turned into one great burning torch. On May 16 it was over. Nothing is known about Alinka or her family after they were forced into the ghetto and cut off from the world. No trace has ever been found. One and a half million Jewish children were murdered by the Germans and their collaborators in the Holocaust.
    6.60
    5 votes
    33
    Dick Scobee

    Dick Scobee

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
    Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee (May 19, 1939 - January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut. He was killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger, which suffered catastrophic booster failure during launch of the STS-51-L mission. Born in Cle Elum, Washington to Francis William Scobee and Edlynn (Miller) Scobee, Scobee attended Auburn Senior High School, Cascade Middle School, and Washington Elementary in Auburn, Washington. He graduated in 1957. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1957, where he served as a reciprocating engine mechanic at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas. While off duty, he attended San Antonio College, and eventually received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Arizona in 1965; the same year, he was awarded an officer's commission. Afterward, he attended flight school and earned his wings in 1966, serving as a combat aviator in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, and other decorations. After his tour of duty, Scobee attended the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, 100 miles north of Los Angeles, California. Upon graduation in 1972, he became an Air
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    34
    Henry B. Williams

    Henry B. Williams

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Henry Williams was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
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    4 votes
    35
    Jerzy Szmajdziński

    Jerzy Szmajdziński

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Jerzy Andrzej Szmajdziński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ ʂmajˈdʑiɲskʲi], April 9, 1952 – April 10, 2010) was a Polish politician who was a Vice-Marshal of Polish Sejm and previously served as Minister of Defence. He was a candidate for President of Poland in the 2010 election. Szmajdziński graduated from the Wrocław University of Economics. In the 1970s and 1980s he was an activist for the Federation of Socialist Unions of Polish Youth and the Socialist Union of Polish Youth, serving as its chairman from 1986–1989. He remained a member of Polish United Workers' Party from 1973 until its end in 1990. Later, he entered the leadership position of the Social Democracy of the Republic of Poland party. In December 1999, he became the deputy chairman of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD). He became a member of the Sejm in 1990, and in his second term Szmajdziński was chairman of the National Defense Committee and in the third term a deputy chairman of that commission. He was Minister of National Defence from October 19, 2001 to 2005. He was elected to Sejm on September 25, 2005 gaining 20,741 votes in 1 Legnica district, candidating from SLD list. On a national SLD convention in December
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    4 votes
    36
    Wallace Hartley

    Wallace Hartley

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Wallace Henry Hartley (2 June 1878 – 15 April 1912) was an English violinist and bandleader on the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage. He became famous for leading the eight member band as the ship sank on 15 April 1912. He died in the sinking. Wallace Hartley was born and raised in Colne, Lancashire, England. Harley's father, Albion Hartley, was the choirmaster and Sunday school superintendent at Bethel Independent Methodist Chapel, where the family attended worship services. Hartley himself introduced the hymn “Nearer, My God, to Thee” to the congregation. Wallace studied at Colne’s Methodist day school, sang in Bethel’s choir and learned violin from a fellow congregation member. After leaving school, Hartley started work with the Craven & Union Bank in Colne. When his family moved to Huddersfield, Hartley joined the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1903, he left home to join the municipal orchestra in Bridlington, where he stayed for six years. He later moved to Dewsbury, West Yorkshire and in 1909, he joined the Cunard Line as a musician, serving on the ocean liners RMS Lucania, RMS Lusitania and RMS Mauretania. Whilst serving on the Mauretania, the employment of Cunard
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    4 votes
    37
    Hana Brady

    Hana Brady

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Hana Brady (Hana "Hanička" Bradyová) (16 May 1931 in Nové Město na Moravě – 23 October 1944 in Auschwitz, Poland) was a 13-year old Jewish girl murdered in the Holocaust. She is the subject of the 2002 non-fiction children's book Hana's Suitcase, written by Karen Levine. Hana Brady was born in Nové Mesto, Czechoslovakia on May 16, 1931. She and her older brother George watched their parents being arrested and taken away by the Nazis. They were never seen again. Hana and George were sent to the Theresienstadt (Terezin) concentration camp. In 1944, Hana was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. While her brother survived by working as a labourer, Hana was sent to the gas chambers a few hours after her arrival on October 23, 1944. The story of Hana Brady first became public when Fumiko Ishioka (石岡史子 Ishioka Fumiko), a Japanese educator and director of the Japanese non-profit Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center exhibited Hana's suitcase in 2000 as a relic of the concentration camp. Visiting Auschwitz in 1999, Ishioka requested a loan of children's items, things that would convey the story of the Holocaust to other children. The suitcase turned out to be a very capable
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    3 votes
    38
    Isidor Straus

    Isidor Straus

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Isidor Straus (February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912), a German-American, was co-owner of Macy's department store with his brother Nathan. He also served briefly as a member of the United States House of Representatives. He died with his wife, Ida, in the sinking of the passenger ship RMS Titanic. Isidor Straus was born in Otterberg county of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was the first of five children of Lazarus Straus (1809–1898) and his second wife Sara (1823–1876). His siblings were Hermine (1846–1922), Nathan (1848–1931), Jakob Otto (1849–1851) and Oscar Solomon Straus (1850–1926). In 1854 he and his family immigrated to the United States following his father Lazarus who immigrated two years before. They settled in Talbotton where Lazarus had opened a dry goods store. At the outbreak of the American Civil War Isidor volunteered to serve for the Confederate States Army but was turned down. The governor explained that "there were not arms enough to equip the men, to accept boys as soldiers was out of the question." Isidor worked in his father's store for about 18 months while his father's partner served in the 4th Georgia Regiment. When his father's partner came back discharged owing
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    3 votes
    39
    Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse

    Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse

    • Killed in disaster: French ship Astrolabe
    Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (pronounced: [ʒɑ̃ fʁɑ̃swa də ɡalop kɔ̃t də lapeʁuːz]; 23 August 1741 – 1788?) was a French Navy officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. (Not to be confused with Philippe-Isidore Picot de Lapeyrouse, Baron de Lapeyrouse, after whom the genus Lapeirousia was named.) Jean-François de Galaup was born near Albi, France. Lapérouse was the name of a family property that he added to his name. He studied in a Jesuit college and entered the naval college in Brest when he was fifteen. In 1757 he was posted to the Célèbre and participated in a supply expedition to the fort of Louisbourg in New France; its position is in present-day Nova Scotia. Lapérouse also was in a second supply expedition in 1758 to Louisbourg, but that was in the early years of the seven years' war; the fort was under siege and the expedition was forced to make a circuitous route around Newfoundland to avoid British patrols. In 1759 Lapérouse was wounded in the Battle of Quiberon Bay, where he was serving aboard the Formidable. He was captured and briefly imprisoned before being paroled back to France; he was formally exchanged in December 1760. He
    8.67
    3 votes
    40
    Pinchas Kohn

    Pinchas Kohn

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    A young Jewish boy, Pinchas Kohn, standing in a court yard. He was the son of Maryshka Kohn. The Kohn family was arrested and deported to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944 and killed on arrival.
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    2 votes
    41
    Rudolph A. Neubauer

    Rudolph A. Neubauer

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Rudolph Neubauer was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PENDING....
    10.00
    2 votes
    42
    William J. O’Neill

    William J. O’Neill

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Captain William J. O'Neill was part of the flight crew on American Airlines Flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    10.00
    2 votes
    43
    Czesław Cywiński

    Czesław Cywiński

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Czesław Justyn Cywiński (10 March 1926 – 10 April 2010) was the President of the Association of Armia Krajowa Soldiers. He was among those killed in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash. Polonia Restituta 1st Class (posthum.) Polonia Restituta 2nd Class Polonia Restituta 3rd Class Polonia Restituta 5th Class Cross of Valour Silver Cross of Merit Partisan Cross Gold Medal for Merit for Country Defense
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    5 votes
    44
    Edward B. Gasser

    Edward B. Gasser

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    E.B Gasser was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    7.25
    4 votes
    45
    Emmanuel Alper

    Emmanuel Alper

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Emmanuel was born in Pinsk, Poland in 1927. His father, David, was a prominent educator, principal in the prestigious Tarbut Gymnasia (a Jewish high school), and active in the Zionist movement. His mother Shoshana (Barlas) was born in Warsaw and married his father in 1922. She taught with her husband at the high school. Under the Soviet-German Pact, Pinsk was occupied by the Russians in 1939. The Jews living in Pinsk had little information about what the Germans were doing to the Jews living under their occupation, and they felt relatively secure. The Germans occupied Pinsk in July 1941 and immediately set up a Jewish Council to facilitate their planned murder of the entire Jewish population of the city. Emmanuel's father was chosen to head the Council, but he resigned within two days, when he realized what would be required of him. Ten days later, the Germans executed him. The Germans set up a sealed-off ghetto on April 30, 1942. They forced the entire Jewish population, including Emmanuel, his sister Avia and his mother, inside the ghetto. It was overcrowded and lacked adequate food and sanitation. Between October 20 and November 1, 1942, nearly all of the 20,000 Jews remaining in the ghetto were rounded up by the Germans and murdered. Emmanuel was fifteen years old. Emmanuel was one of the 1.5 million Jewish children were murdered by the Germans and their collaborators.
    7.25
    4 votes
    46
    Kenneth Porteous

    Kenneth Porteous

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Kenneth Porteous was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    7.25
    4 votes
    47
    Lawrence F. Maher

    Lawrence F. Maher

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Larry Maher was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    7.25
    4 votes
    48
    Tadeusz Płoski

    Tadeusz Płoski

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Tadeusz Płoski D.Sc., Ph.D. (9 March 1956 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish military bishop and Major General. He was born in Lidzbark Warmiński. He was appointed the Military Ordinary of the Polish Armed Forces, by Pope John Paul II on 16 October 2004. He was ordained a bishop on 30 October 2004. In this role he oversaw the spiritual needs and priests attached to the Polish Forces. He was listed on the flight manifest of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard.
    7.25
    4 votes
    49
    Buck Jones

    Buck Jones

    • Killed in disaster: Cocoanut Grove fire
    Buck Jones (December 12, 1891 – November 30, 1942) was an American motion picture star of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, best known for his work starring in many popular western movies. In his early film appearances, he was billed as Charles Jones. Charles Frederick Gebhart was born on the outskirts of Vincennes, Indiana on December 12, 1891. (Some sources erroneously indicate December 4, 1889, but Jones's marriage license and his military records confirm the 1891 date.) In 1907, Jones joined the US Army at age sixteen, after his mother signed a release form authorizing his enlistment. He was initially assigned to Troop G, 6th Cavalry Regiment. He served in combat and was wounded in the Philippine islands during the Moro Rebellion, deploying there in October 1907, returning to the U.S. in December 1909. He was honorably discharged that same year, at Fort McDowell, California. Jones had an affection for racecars and the racing industry, and became close friends with early racecar driver Harry Stillman. Due to his association with Stillman, he began working for the Marmon Motor Company, where he test drove many of their vehicles. However, by 1910 he had re-enlisted in the US Army. In
    8.33
    3 votes
    50
    Dora Gerson

    Dora Gerson

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Dora Gerson (March 23, 1899 – February 14, 1943) was a Jewish German cabaret singer and motion picture actress of the silent film era who was murdered with her family at Auschwitz concentration camp. Born Dorothea Gerson in Berlin, Germany, Gerson began her career as a touring singer and actress in the Holtorf Tournee Truppe alongside actor Mathias Wieman in Germany where she met and married her first husband, film director Veit Harlan. The couple married in 1922 and divorced in 1924. Harlan would eventually direct the highly anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda film Jud Süß (1940) by request of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Harlan's niece later married the American Jewish filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. In 1920, Gerson was cast to appear in the successful film adaptation of the Karl May penned novel Auf den Trümmern des Paradieses (On the Brink of Paradise) and later followed that same year in another May adaptation entitled Die Todeskarawane (Caravan of Death). Both films included Hungarian actor Béla Lugosi in the cast. Both films are now considered lost films. Gerson continued to perform as a popular cabaret singer throughout the 1920s as well as acting in films. By 1933
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    3 votes
    51
    Clementine S. Clark

    Clementine S. Clark

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Clementine Clark was a passenger onboard TWA 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967. Mrs. Clark was returning home, along with her husband, Andrew Clark, from a Savings and Loan Association conference in San Franscico.
    9.50
    2 votes
    52
    Cloudesley Shovell

    Cloudesley Shovell

    • Killed in disaster: HMS Association
    Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell (c. November 1650 – 22 October or 23 October 1707), was an English naval officer. Rising through the ranks and fighting in many of the important battles of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, he became a popular British hero, whose celebrated career was brought to an end in a disastrous shipwreck in the Isles of Scilly. He also served as MP for Rochester from 1695 until his death. The unusual Christian name of Cloudesley was the surname of his maternal grandmother Lucy Cloudisley, who was the daughter of Thomas Cloudisley. His father, John Shovell, a gentleman, was descended from a family who had property and standing in Norwich and his mother was descended from local gentry. Although not poor, the Shovells were by no means wealthy. In 1653, when Cloudesley was three, his father died, leaving £100 to each of his three sons, Nathaniel, Thomas and Cloudesley. Cloudesley's widowed mother, Anne Jenkinson, remarried John Flaxman. In 1691 Cloudesley Shovell married Elizabeth, Lady Narborough (née Hill), the widow of his former commander, Rear Admiral Sir John Narborough. Through her, he had two stepsons (Sir John Narborough, 1st Baronet,
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    2 votes
    53
    Liliane Gerenstein

    Liliane Gerenstein

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Even-year-old Liliane Gerenstein, born January 13, 1933 in Nice, France, wrote a heart-rending letter to God just days before the children of Izieu were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz.
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    4 votes
    54
    George Carew

    George Carew

    • Killed in disaster: Mary Rose Sinking
    Sir George Carew (c. 1504 – 19 July 1545) was an English soldier, admiral and adventurer during the reign of King Henry VIII who died in the sinking of the Royal Navy flagship Mary Rose at the Battle of the Solent during an attempted French invasion during the Italian War of 1542–1546. Scion of a controversial and dramatic family, Carew had a wild youth and explored widely, being arrested several times of associating with rebellious vassals of the king. Carew successfully tamed this nature in his later years, during which he became a trusted advisor and military officer in the King's service. The exact date of George Carew's birth is unknown, but it is thought to have occurred between 1497 and 1504, the son of landowner Sir William Carew. Carew was initially raised at Mohun's Ottery near Luppitt in Devon, before George and his brother Peter Carew were sent to be educated in the household of Henry Courtenay, 1st Marquess of Exeter. There they learned from adventurous relatives like their uncle Gawen Carew and kinsman Nicholas Carew, the latter of whom was later arrested and executed for treason. Carew initially applied to train in the law, but swiftly became bored and in 1526 was in
    6.00
    5 votes
    55
    Johanna S. Crossman

    Johanna S. Crossman

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Johanna Crossman was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20 1967.
    6.00
    5 votes
    56
    Abraham Beem

    Abraham Beem

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Abraham, the son of Hartog and Rosette Beem, was a five year-old schoolboy when the Germans invaded Holland in May 1940. Abraham's father was a high school teacher in the small city of Leeuwarden, in northern Holland. The Jews of the Netherlands were well-integrated into the general population and they were active in all aspects of the country's social, cultural and economic life. When the Germans invaded, they immediately embarked upon steps to separate the Jews from the rest of the population. Beginning in October 1940, they liquidated Jewish businesses and banned Jews from most professions. The rich became poor and the middle class was reduced to subsistence levels. At first, the Dutch population resisted the anti-Jewish measures enacted by the Germans. But the Germans reacted brutally, and were able to break up most organized resistance. Many Jews were forced into restricted ghetto areas in July 1941, and after May 1942, all Jews had to wear the yellow star. Beginning in mid-July 1942, the Germans began rounding up Holland's Jewish citizens. They were first taken to transit camps, and from there to death camps in Poland, where they were murdered. Abraham's parents decided that the family would go into hiding. They felt that the children would be safer posing as non-Jews in a rural village. Abraham and his older sister were sent to the village of Ermelo, and a Christian family, willing to risk death to save them, was found. Abraham was given a new name and identity. He was known as Jan de Witt, and he attended school along with the other village children. The Nazis, realizing that many Jewish children had been sent into hiding, intensified their search. They found collaborators willing to turn them in for payment. Nine year-old Abraham was denounced as a Jew in February 1944. Abraham, along with his older sister Eva, was deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, where both were murdered upon arrival. Abraham was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Germans and their collaborators during the Holocaust.
    8.00
    3 votes
    57
    Carrie Helfferich

    Carrie Helfferich

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Carrie Helfferich was a passenger on TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while returning home, with her husband, from her daughter's husband's funeral in Southgate, California.
    8.00
    3 votes
    58
    Hugh Lane

    Hugh Lane

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of RMS Lusitania
    Sir Hugh Percy Lane (9 November 1875 – 7 May 1915) is best known for establishing Dublin's Municipal Gallery of Modern Art (the first known public gallery of modern art in the world) and for his remarkable contribution to the visual arts in Ireland. He died on board the RMS Lusitania. Hugh Percy Lane was born in County Cork, Ireland on 9 November 1875. He was brought up in Cornwall, England, and began his career as an apprentice painting restorer and later became a successful art dealer in London. Through regular visits to Coole (near Gort), County Galway, the home of his aunt, Lady Gregory, Lane remained in contact with Ireland. He soon counted among his family, friends and social circle those who collectively formed the core of the Irish cultural renaissance in the early decades of the 20th century. Extolling the cause of Irish art abroad, Lane also became one of the foremost collectors and dealers of Impressionist paintings in Europe, and amongst those outstanding works purchased by him for the new gallery were La Musique aux Tuileries by Manet, Sur la Plage by Degas, Les Parapluies by Renoir and La Cheminée by Vuillard. The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art opened in January 1908
    8.00
    3 votes
    59
    John Jacob Astor IV

    John Jacob Astor IV

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    John Jacob Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War and a member of the prominent Astor family. In April 1912, Astor earned a prominent place in history when he embarked on the ocean liner RMS Titanic, which sank four days into its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg. Astor was among the 1,514 people on board who did not survive. He was the richest passenger—aside from J. Bruce Ismay—aboard the Titanic. John Jacob Astor IV was born on July 13, 1864, the son of Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor and William Backhouse Astor, Jr. He was the great-grandson of John Jacob Astor whose fortune, made in the fur trade and real estate, made the Astor family one of the wealthiest families in the U.S. Astor attended St Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire and later attended Harvard University. In 1891, Astor married Ava Lowle Willing. The couple had two children — William Vincent Astor, born in 1891 and Ava Alice Muriel Astor, born in 1902 – before their divorce in 1909. Since divorce was considered a scandal back then, all in society were shocked when
    8.00
    3 votes
    60
    John T. LaVoie

    John T. LaVoie

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Flight Engineer John T. LeVoie was part of the flight crew on American Airlines Flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    8.00
    3 votes
    61
    Peter van Pels

    Peter van Pels

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Peter Aron van Pels (November 8, 1926 – c. May 5, 1945), was a German Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank and seven other people in the Secret Annex on the Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands, and who died in the Mauthausen concentration camp, Austria. In the published version of Anne Frank's diary he was given the pseudonym Peter van Daan. After several failed attempts to emigrate, the van Pels family joined the Franks in their hiding place in concealed rooms at the rear of Otto Frank's office building on 13 July 1942. Although he was already acquainted with Anne Frank, neither ever relished the prospect of living with each other. When he joined the Franks in hiding, Peter was sixteen, and Anne Frank was thirteen. Her diary recounts how her initial feelings of dislike for the shy and awkward boy changed as she learned more about him and his feelings. Eventually they started a romance. She received her first kiss from him, but her infatuation with him began to wane as she questioned whether her feelings for him were genuine, or resulted from their shared confinement. Following an anonymous betrayal, the eight refugees were arrested by the
    8.00
    3 votes
    62
    Archibald Butt

    Archibald Butt

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Archibald Willingham DeGraffenreid Clarendon Butt (September 26, 1865 – April 15, 1912) was an American journalist and United States Army officer. After a short career as a newspaper reporter, he served two years as the First Secretary of the American embassy in Mexico. He enlisted in the United States Volunteers in 1898 and served in the Quartermaster Corps during the Spanish-American War. He gained notice for his work in logistics and animal husbandry, and won a commission in the regular United States Army. After brief postings in Washington, D.C., and Cuba, he was appointed military aide to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. He died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Archibald Butt was born in September 1865 in Augusta, Georgia, to Joshua Willingham and Pamela Robertson (née Boggs) Butt. His grandfather, Archibald Butt, served in the American Revolutionary War. His great-grandfather, Josiah Butt, was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Continental Army during the same conflict. He was the nephew of General William R. Boggs of the Confederate States Army (CSA). He had two older brothers (Edward and Lewis), a younger brother (John), and a sister (Clara), and the family
    6.75
    4 votes
    63
    Edward Smith

    Edward Smith

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Edward Smith, RD, RNR (27 January 1850 – 15 April 1912) was an English naval reserve officer and ship's captain. He was the master of RMS Titanic and died when the ship sank in 1912. There is a statue to his legacy in Beacon Park, Lichfield, England. Edward Smith was born on 27 January 1850 on Well Street, Hanley, Staffordshire, England to Edward Smith, a potter, and Catherine Hancock, born Marsh, who married on 2 August 1841 in Shelton, Staffordshire. His parents later owned a shop. Smith attended the Etruria British School until the age of 13, when he left and operated a steam hammer at the Etruria Forge. In 1867, aged 17 he went to Liverpool in the footsteps of his half-brother Joseph Hancock, a captain on a sailing ship. He began his apprenticeship on Senator Weber, owned by A Gibson & Co. of Liverpool. On Thursday 13 January 1887, Smith married Sarah Eleanor Pennington at St Oswalds church, Winwick, Cheshire. Their daughter, Helen Melville Smith, was born in Waterloo, Liverpool on Saturday 2 April 1898. The family lived in an imposing red brick, twin-gabled house, named "Woodhead", on Winn Road, Highfield, Southampton. Edward Smith joined the White Star Line in March 1880 as
    9.00
    2 votes
    64
    Otto J. Discher

    Otto J. Discher

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Otto Disccher was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    9.00
    2 votes
    65
    Shirley A. Fortunato

    Shirley A. Fortunato

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Shirley Fortunato was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash in November 20,1967.
    9.00
    2 votes
    66
    William David Sanders

    William David Sanders

    • Killed in disaster: Columbine High School massacre
    William David "Dave" Sanders (October 22, 1951 – April 20, 1999) was a computer and business teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, USA. He was also the coach of the girls basketball and softball teams, though he is best known for his efforts in helping to evacuate over 100 students during the Columbine High School massacre. Sanders was killed in his efforts. He was 47 years old. Sanders was born in Eldorado, Illinois, and was raised Veedersburg, Indiana, where he attended Fountain Central High School. In 1973, he graduated from Chadron State College. He then joined the Columbine High School faculty in 1974. When the assault on the school began, Sanders ran to the school cafeteria and alerted students. Along with two of the school's custodians, he helped get more than 100 students to safety. By the time the gunmen arrived, the cafeteria was nearly empty. Sanders then made his way upstairs to the hall, where he was believed to have been trying to get students to safety by hiding them in classrooms when he was shot from behind by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. He was hit in the torso, both shoulders, head and neck. He crawled out of the hallway and into a science
    9.00
    2 votes
    67
    William Thomas Stead

    William Thomas Stead

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    William Thomas Stead (5 July 1849 – 15 April 1912) was an English journalist and editor who, as one of the early pioneers of investigative journalism, was one of the most famous figures of the Victorian era. Stead published a series of hugely influential campaigns whilst editor of The Pall Mall Gazette, and he is best known for his 1885 series of articles, The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, written in support of a bill to raise the age of consent from 13 to 16, dubbed the "Stead Act." Stead's 'new journalism' paved the way for the modern tabloid. He was influential in demonstrating how the press could be used to influence public opinion and government policy, and advocated "government by journalism". He was also well known for his reportage on child welfare, social legislation and reformation of England’s criminal codes. Stead was one of the most famous Englishmen on board the RMS Titanic, losing his life when it sank in April 1912. He was born in Embleton, Northumberland, the son of a Congregational minister, the Rev William Stead and Isabella (née Jobson), a cultivated daughter of a Yorkshire farmer. A year later the family moved to Howdon on the River Tyne. Stead was largely
    5.80
    5 votes
    68
    Franz Anton Ledermann

    Franz Anton Ledermann

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Anne called him "Uncle Franz," though they were not related. There were several connections between their families (see his wife and daughters). He was a German lawyer who emigrated with his family to Holland and learned Dutch law, passing the bar in about 1936. Meanwhile, he and Mr. Goslar worked together helping fellow immigrants deal with finances, real estate, and legal matters. He was a fine violinist and violist, and played in the neighborhood concerts with his wife and others.
        Along with his wife and one daughter, Sanne, he was deported on 20 June 1943, and gassed immediately after their arrival at Auschwitz.
    7.67
    3 votes
    69
    Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

    Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

    • Killed in disaster: HMS Hampshire
    Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCMG, GCIE, ADC, PC (24 June 1850 – 5 June 1916), was an Irish-born British Field Marshal and proconsul who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War, although he died halfway through it. Kitchener won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman and securing control of the Sudan, after which he was given the title "Lord Kitchener of Khartoum"; as Chief of Staff (1900–02) in the Second Boer War he played a key role in Lord Roberts' conquest of the Boer Republics, then succeeded Roberts as commander-in-chief – by which time Boer forces had taken to guerrilla fighting and British forces imprisoned Boer civilians in concentration camps. His term as Commander-in-Chief (1902–09) of the Army in India saw him quarrel with another eminent proconsul, the Viceroy Lord Curzon, who eventually resigned. Kitchener then returned to Egypt as British Agent and Consul-General (de facto administrator). In 1914, at the start of the First World War, Lord Kitchener became Secretary of State for War, a Cabinet Minister. One of the few to foresee a long
    7.67
    3 votes
    70
    Janina Fetlińska

    Janina Fetlińska

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Janina Fetlińska (14 June 1952 in Tuligłowy – 10 April 2010) was a member of the Polish Senate representing the Law and Justice party, a nurse. She was listed on the flight manifest of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard. On 16 April 2010 she was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. On April 17, 2010 she received the Honorary Cross of the Scouting Association of the Republic.
    7.67
    3 votes
    71
    John E. Jackson

    John E. Jackson

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    J. E. Jackson was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    7.67
    3 votes
    72
    Kendall K. Haile

    Kendall K. Haile

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Kendall Haile was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while arriving, with her husband and two children, in Greater Cincinnati for Thanksgiving 1967.
    7.67
    3 votes
    73
    Margot Frank

    Margot Frank

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Margot Betti Frank (16 February 1926 – 9 March 1945) was the older sister of Anne Frank, whose deportation order from the Gestapo hastened the Frank family into hiding, and who subsequently perished in Bergen-Belsen. According to the diary of her sister Anne, Margot was keeping a diary as well, but no trace of Margot's diary has ever been found. Margot Betti Frank, named after her maternal aunt Bettina Holländer (1898-1914), was born in Frankfurt and lived in the outer suburbs of the city with her parents, Otto Frank and Edith Frank-Holländer, and also her sister, Anne Frank, during the early years of her life. Margot Frank was 16 years of age when she and her family went into hiding. Her family hid in the back upper floor of her father's office. She attended the Ludwig-Richter School in Frankfurt-am-Main until the appointment of Adolf Hitler on 30 January 1933 to the position of Chancellor in Germany brought an increase of anti-Jewish measures, among which was the expulsion of Jewish schoolchildren from non-denominational schools. In response to the rising tide of anti-semitism, the family decided to follow the 63,000 other Jews who had left Germany that year and immigrate to the
    7.67
    3 votes
    74
    Pierre Levegh

    Pierre Levegh

    • Killed in disaster: 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans
    Pierre Eugène Alfred Bouillin (22 December 1905, Paris – 11 June 1955, Le Mans) was a French sportsman and racing driver. He took the racing name Pierre Levegh (pronounced le-VECK) in memory of his uncle, a pioneering driver who died in 1904. Levegh is mainly remembered for a disaster that killed him and 83 spectators during the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans automobile race. Levegh was also a world-class ice hockey and tennis player. In motorsport he competed in Formula One for the Talbot-Lago team in 1950 and 1951, starting six races, retiring in three, and scoring no points. At Le Mans he raced for Talbot in four races, finishing fourth in 1951. In 1952, driving single-handedly, his car suffered an engine failure in the last hour of the race with a four lap lead. This failure was probably caused by a missed gear change due to driver fatigue. In 1953 he came in eighth, and in 1954 he was involved in an accident in the seventh hour of racing. In 1955 he was tempted away from Talbot and joined the American John Fitch in racing a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. During the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the third hour of racing, while on the Tribunes Straight, he clipped the Austin-Healey of Lance Macklin
    7.67
    3 votes
    75
    Roy E. Dickerson

    Roy E. Dickerson

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Roy E. Dickerson a passenger was onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while attending a meeting with the National Social Health Society. He also had visited his son in Connecticut.
    7.67
    3 votes
    76
    Eino Viljami Panula

    Eino Viljami Panula

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Eino Viljami Panula (March 10, 1911 – April 15, 1912) was a young Finnish boy who died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic. From 2002 to 2007, he was believed to be "The Unknown Child", the name given to the remains of a small boy recovered after the disaster. Eino was traveling with his mother, Maria Emilia Panula (née Ojala), and four older brothers, Ernesti Arvid (born 18 May 1895), Jaakko Arnold (born 8 February 1897), Juha Niilo (born 1 September 1904), and Urho Abraham (born 25 April 1909). Three other children died before the voyage: Juho Eemeli (23 October 1892 — 23 December 1892), Emma Iida (24 February 1901 — 8 April 1910) and Lyydia (17 June 1903 — 23 December 1903). The family was heading to Coal Center, Pennsylvania to join their father, Juha. All six members perished in the disaster. The American PBS television series Secrets of the Dead played a key role in the initial 2002 identification of Panula's identity as the "Unknown Child" when they featured the story of the unknown Titanic victim on an episode and traced the child's DNA to a Finnish woman by the name of Magda Schleifer whose grandmother's sister was Maria Emilia Panula. On August 1, 2007 it was reported a
    10.00
    1 votes
    77
    Franciszek Gągor

    Franciszek Gągor

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Franciszek Gągor (8 September 1951 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish general, Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces between 2006 and 2010. He died in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash near Smolensk with the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński. Gągor was born in 1951 in Koniuszowa near Nowy Sącz. He attended the Mechanized Infantry Officer College at Wrocław in 1973. He also held qualifications at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (1983 - Master of Arts degree in English philology); the National Defence University in Warsaw (1998 - doctorate in military science); the NATO Defense College (2001), and the National Defense University (2002) in Washington DC. He served in the 2nd Tank Regiment in the 1973. Afterwards, he became an operations and executive officer responsible for planning and operational activities in United Nations missions. In 1978 he was posted to the Mechanized Infantry Officer College in Wrocław, where he lectured on preparations and training of Polish contingents designated for peacekeeping operations until 1988 and, during that time, took an active part in UNDOF operations (1980–1981 and 1985–1986) as an operations officer. Between 1988 and
    10.00
    1 votes
    78
    Richard N. Haile

    Richard N. Haile

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Richard Haile was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while arriving, with his wife and two children, in Greater Cincinnati for Thanksgiving 1967.
    10.00
    1 votes
    79
    Richard W. Felton

    Richard W. Felton

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Richard Felton was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was alive at the crash site and was transferred to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Ky. where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
    10.00
    1 votes
    80
    Samuel O. Creasy

    Samuel O. Creasy

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Sam Greasy was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    10.00
    1 votes
    81
    William McMaster Murdoch

    William McMaster Murdoch

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Lieutenant William "Will" McMaster Murdoch RNR (28 February 1873 – 15 April 1912) was a Scottish sailor who died on board the RMS Titanic, where he was employed by the White Star Line, serving as First Officer. He is notable as the officer in charge on the bridge the night when the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean, in which over 1,500 people died. Murdoch was born in Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, the fourth son of Captain Samuel Murdoch, a master mariner, and Jane Muirhead, six of whose children survived infancy. The Murdochs were a long and notable line of Scottish seafarers who sailed the world's oceans as early as the 19th century; William's father and grandfather were both sea captains as were four of his grandfather's brothers. Murdoch was educated first at the old Dalbeattie Primary School in High Street, and then at the High School in Alpine Street until he gained his diploma in 1887. Finishing schooling, he followed in the family seafaring tradition and was apprenticed for five years to William Joyce & Coy, Liverpool, but after four years (and four voyages) he was so competent that he passed his second mate's Certificate on his first
    10.00
    1 votes
    82
    Chaim Hersh Kirschenbaum

    Chaim Hersh Kirschenbaum

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    A Jewish child, Chaim Hersh Kirschenbaum, standing outside on a chair. He was the son of Hanna and Ignatz Kirschenbaum. Both Chaim and his mother perished in Auschwitz.
    6.50
    4 votes
    83
    Chaskell Wollman

    Chaskell Wollman

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Chaskell, born 1928, in Stazow, a small town in central Poland. He and his younger sister, Yehudit, born 1932, were the children of Devora and Aron Wollman. There was a Jewish presence in Stazow as early as the beginning of the 18th century. The Jewish community operated schools, yeshivot (religious schools), two hospitals and libraries. At the end of the 19th century, Jews established clothing factories and engaged in small scale trading. Before World War II, there were about 5,000 Jews in Stazow, constituting over half of the town’s population. In 1932, local Polish peasants attacked and brutalized their Jewish neighbors. In spite of these hostilities, the Jewish community thrived. Chaskell was an eleven year old schoolboy in 1939, when the Soviet Union, by agreement with Germany, annexed Stazow and the neighboring area. The Soviets immediately instituted their own administration. This meant the extinction of traditional religious and cultural life for the Jewish community. With the suppression of private enterprise, Jewish economic life was destroyed. Still, the Jews believed they would quickly adjust and that they were better off under Soviet rule, than under German rule. But, in June 1941, the Germans entered the town and immediately began brutalizing and persecuting the town’s Jewish population. A ghetto was established and, in June 1942, the Nazis forced Chaskell and his family, together with the entire Jewish population of Stazow and the surrounding area, into the ghetto. The ghetto, sealed from the rest of the city, was severely overcrowded and lacked food, medicine and heat. Daily people died of starvation and disease. On November 8, 1942, the ghetto was liquidated, and its residents were pushed onto cattle cars and taken to an unknown destination. In an attempt to escape, Chaskell's father jumped from the train and was shot to death. Chaskell, his younger sister, Yehudit, and his mother, together with the rest of the ghetto's Jews, were taken to the Treblinka Extermination Camp where they were gassed immediately upon arrival. Chaskell was fourteen years old.
    6.50
    4 votes
    84
    Jeanne E. Raben

    Jeanne E. Raben

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Jeanne Raben was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967. She occupied seat number 14-E where she held her granddaughter as the Convair 880 flew across the U.S. to Cincinnati. Jeanne was killed immediately on impact but her grandchild, Tracey Smith, survived and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Ky.
    6.50
    4 votes
    85
    Jiri Mautner

    Jiri Mautner

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Jiri Mautner was born September 8, 1925, in Prague, the son of Zigmund Mautner and Hedvika Mautnerova. After the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia and the establishment of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia in March 1939, the family was trapped in Prague. During World War 2 Jiri Mautner perished in Theresienstadt or Auschwitz with his parents and siblings.
    6.50
    4 votes
    86
    Judith Resnik

    Judith Resnik

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
    Judith Arlene Resnik (April 5, 1949 – January 28, 1986) was an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission STS-51-L. Resnik was the second American female astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit. She was a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and had a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. The IEEE Judith Resnik Award for space engineering is named in her honor. Judith Arlene Resnik was born in 1949 to Sara and Marvin, an optometrist, in Akron, Ohio; her brother Charles was born four years later. She attended Hebrew school. A graduate of Firestone High School in 1966, she excelled in mathematics and played classical piano. While at Firestone she achieved a perfect SAT score, the sole female to do so that year. She received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University in 1970, the year she married fellow student Michael Oldak. They divorced in 1974. In 1977 Resnik earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Maryland. Upon graduation from Carnegie Mellon, she was employed at RCA as a design engineer, and later worked with
    6.50
    4 votes
    87
    Daniel J. Teelin

    Daniel J. Teelin

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Captain Daniel J. Teelin was part of the flight crew on American Airlines Flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    8.50
    2 votes
    88
    David McDowell Brown

    David McDowell Brown

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
    David McDowell Brown (April 16, 1956 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Navy Captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in 1996, but had not served on a space mission prior to the Columbia disaster. Brown, the 1986 recipient of the Navy Operational Flight Surgeon of the Year award, received numerous decorations including: The symbol indicates a posthumous award. Brown joined the U.S. Navy after his internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Upon completion of flight surgeon training in 1984, he reported to the Navy Branch Hospital in Adak, Alaska, as Director of Medical Services. He was then assigned to Carrier Air Wing Fifteen which deployed aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the Western Pacific. In 1988, he became the only flight surgeon in a ten year period to be chosen for pilot training. He was ultimately designated a Naval Aviator in 1990 in Beeville, Texas, ranking number one in his class. Brown was then sent for training and carrier qualification in the A-6E Intruder. In 1991 he reported to the Naval Strike
    8.50
    2 votes
    89
    Gregory Jarvis

    Gregory Jarvis

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
    Gregory Bruce Jarvis (August 24, 1944 – January 28, 1986) was an American engineer who died during the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L, where he was serving as Payload Specialist. Jarvis graduated from Mohawk Central High School, in Mohawk, New York, in 1962. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in 1967, and a Master's in the same discipline from Northeastern University in 1969. Jarvis joined the United States Air Force the same year and served until 1973, when he was honorably discharged as a Captain. Thereafter he worked for Hughes Aircraft. While working at Hughes, Jarvis completed all of the coursework for a Masters in Science Management at West Coast University in Los Angeles. While pursuing his masters degree at Northeastern, Jarvis worked at Raytheon in Bedford, Massachusetts, where he was involved in circuit design on the SAM-D missile. In July 1969, he entered active duty in the U.S. Air Force and was assigned to the Space Division in El Segundo, California. As a Communications Payload Engineer, in the Satellite Communications Program Office, he worked on advanced tactical communications
    8.50
    2 votes
    90
    Ida E. Bauman

    Ida E. Bauman

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Ida Bauman was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    8.50
    2 votes
    91
    Jane P. Morris

    Jane P. Morris

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Mrs. Morris was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. She was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning from a 3 week vacation in Europe.
    8.50
    2 votes
    92
    Lt. George Murphy

    Lt. George Murphy

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    George Murphy was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He survived the crash on November 20,1967 and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Ky. where he passed away on arrival.
    8.50
    2 votes
    93
    Samuel Bellamy

    Samuel Bellamy

    • Killed in disaster: Whydah Gally
    Samuel Bellamy (c. February 23, 1689 – April 26, 1717), better known as "Black Sam" Bellamy, was an English pirate who operated in the early 18th century. Though his known career as a pirate captain lasted little more than a year, Bellamy and his crew captured more than 50 ships – making him the wealthiest pirate in history – before his death at age 28. Called "Black Sam" in Cape Cod folklore because he eschewed the fashionable powdered wig in favor of tying back his long black hair with a simple band, Bellamy became known for his mercy and generosity toward those he captured on his raids. This reputation earned him another nickname, the "Prince of Pirates". He likened himself to Robin Hood, with his crew calling themselves "Robin Hood's Men." Bellamy was probably the youngest of six known children born to Stephen and Elizabeth Bellamy in the parish of Hittisleigh in Devonshire, England in 1689. Elizabeth died in childbirth and was buried on February 23, 1689, three weeks before her infant son Samuel's baptism on March 18. The future pirate became a sailor at a young age and traveled to Cape Cod, where, according to local lore, he took up an affair with a local girl named Maria
    8.50
    2 votes
    94
    Ethel A. Brown

    Ethel A. Brown

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Ethel Brown was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while enroute to Boston. She occupied seat 9-B directly next to Robert Cooley.
    7.33
    3 votes
    95
    Eva Heyman

    Eva Heyman

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Born: Oradea, Romania February 13, 1931 The only child of a cosmopolitan Hungarian Jewish couple, Eva grew up in a city on the border between Romania and Hungary. Nearly one-fifth of the city's population was Jewish. Eva was a small child when her parents, Agi and Bela, divorced, and she went to live with her grandparents. 1933-39: After the divorce, Eva saw little of her mother, who remarried and moved to Budapest. She also rarely saw her father, who lived on the other side of the city. Eva lived with her grandmother and grandfather near the pharmacy that they owned. An Austrian governess helped care for her. 1940-44: When the Germans reached Budapest on March 19, 1944, Eva and her grandfather took a walk in Oradea's Bishop's Park but did not see any German soldiers. Six weeks later, the Germans arrived in Oradea, ordering Eva and her grandparents to pack and move to the ghetto. They waited three days until they were taken by truck to 20 Szacsat Street. Their new home was stripped of furniture and packed with families. Rules were posted on every house; to disobey meant death. On May 29, 1944, they heard they would be "resettled in the East." In June 1944 Eva was deported to Auschwitz. She died there four months later on October 17, 1944. She was 13 years old.
    7.33
    3 votes
    96
    Gary Laubstein

    Gary Laubstein

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    D. Laudstein was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    7.33
    3 votes
    97
    Jack F. Flynn

    Jack F. Flynn

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    John Flynn was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash of November 8,1965.
    7.33
    3 votes
    98
    John E. Mullen Jr.

    John E. Mullen Jr.

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    John E. Mullen Jr. was an infant passenger onboard TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash of TWA Flight 128 on November 20,1967.
    7.33
    3 votes
    99
    Richard Charron

    Richard Charron

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Richard Charron was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    7.33
    3 votes
    100
    Stanisław Komorowski

    Stanisław Komorowski

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Stanisław Jerzy Komorowski (18 December 1953 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish diplomat and physicist. Komorowski was long-term Polish Ambassador to Great Britain and Holland, the Deputy Minister of National Defence and Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister. He was one of the new wave of Polish diplomats who reestablished Polish diplomatic services after the Polish Round Table Agreement. Komorowski was born in Warsaw, Poland. His parents were Henryk and Violetta Komorowski. He went to Limanowski High School in the Żoliborz quarter of Warsaw. He studied physics at the Physics Department at the University of Warsaw between 1972/73 and 1977/78 and graduated March 11, 1978 with a degree in biophysics. His M.Sc. was written under professor David Shugar and dealt with magnetic resonance. In 1985, he was awarded a Ph.D. in physical chemistry for his work on photoacustics. Between 1978 and 1990, he worked at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences, mostly collaborating with the Photochemistry and Spectroscopy group. In 1986 and for a half year between 1989 and 1990, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Chemistry Department at the University of Utah in professor Edward
    7.33
    3 votes
    101
    Aleksandr Lebed

    Aleksandr Lebed

    Alexander Ivanovich Lebed (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ле́бедь; April 20, 1950, Novocherkassk – April 28, 2002, Abakan) was a Russian lieutenant-general and politician. He placed third in the 1996 Russian presidential election, with 14.5% of the vote nationwide. He later served as Russia's Secretary of the Security Council and as governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia's second largest region. He served four years in the latter position, until his death, following a Mi-8 helicopter crash. Alexander Lebed joined the Soviet Army's VDV airborne troops in 1969. He spent eight years as company leader at the VDV officer school in Ryazan, then served as battalion commander with distinction in the Soviet war in Afghanistan in 1981-1982 before becoming a regimental commander. In 1982-1985 he studied in Frunze Military Academy, Moscow. Among his duties was being a member of the Funeral Department during the period of many deaths among the Soviet gerontocracy, including three Soviet rulers. At the rank of colonel, Lebed led airborne troops during the Soviet internal crises in Azerbaijan in 1988 and 1990, and in Georgia in 1989. The latter included the brutal dispersing of a pro-independence
    6.25
    4 votes
    102
    Gilbert Gallegos

    Gilbert Gallegos

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Gilbert Gallegos was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20 1967 while enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    6.25
    4 votes
    103
    Goldie C. Anthony

    Goldie C. Anthony

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Goldie Anthony was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.25
    4 votes
    104
    John J. Wafering

    John J. Wafering

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    J.J. Wafering was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning home from a business trip to New York. His son, John {Jr.}, was waiting for him at gate 7 at the Greater Cincinnati Airport. The elder John was arriving back in Cincinnati following a visit to his ill mother in Newark, New Jersey.
    6.25
    4 votes
    105
    Mary A. Ritso

    Mary A. Ritso

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Mrs. Mary Ritso was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.25
    4 votes
    106
    William V. Grimm

    William V. Grimm

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    William Grimm was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.25
    4 votes
    107
    Randy Lee Snider

    Randy Lee Snider

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Randy Snider was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He survived the crash on Nov 20,1967 but passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Kentucky. He was enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with family members, Linda and Gilbert Gallegos.
    5.40
    5 votes
    108
    Przemysław Gosiewski

    Przemysław Gosiewski

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Przemysław Edgar Gosiewski (pronounced [pʃɛˈmɨswaf ˈɛdɡar ɡɔˈɕɛfskʲi]; May 12, 1964 – April 10, 2010) was a Polish politician and a deputy chair of Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) party. In the 1980s he was active in the Solidarity movement. In years 2006-2007 he served as a Deputy Prime Minister of Poland in Jarosław Kaczyński's government. He was elected to Sejm in 2001 and reelected on September 25, 2005, receiving 31,253 votes in 33 Kielce district as a candidate on the Law and Justice list. He was the majority leader between November 3, 2005 and July 19, 2006. He has been a minister (Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Council of Ministers) since July 14, 2006. On May 8, 2007 he became Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and held that position until November 11, 2007. He was listed on the flight manifest of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard. On 16 April 2010, Gosiewski was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta and on 29 April 2010,
    7.00
    3 votes
    109
    Regis C. Larkin

    Regis C. Larkin

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    R.C. Larkin was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    7.00
    3 votes
    110
    Lauretta L. Geiser

    Lauretta L. Geiser

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Lauretta Geiser was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on Nobember 20, 1967.
    6.00
    4 votes
    111
    Andrew W. Clark

    Andrew W. Clark

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Andrew Clark was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 on the approach to The Greater Cincinnati Airport. Andrew was returning home, with his wife, Clementine, from a Saving and Loan Association conference in San Francisco. Mr. Clark was a prominent Covington, Ky. attorney with offices in the Covington Trust Building. Andrew "became attorney for the airport on Feburary 19, 1962. His whole life was dedicated to the civic betterment and economic growth of Northern Kentucky and the growth of the airport meant a great deal to him. For several years after the crash “we boys” were told the airport board intended to build a memorial to those who died in the crash.........that did not happen." {Source: Don Clark} Andrew Ward Clark {Andy} was born in Versailles, Kentucky on October 14, 1914 at his parents home. His father was a evangelical Methodist preacher who had to move his family often to new ministry assignments. So it was that the Clarks moved in 1916 to Wilmore, Kentucky and then several years later to Somerset, Kentucky. In 1927, they were on the move again. This time to Richmond, Kentucky where young Andy attended 8th grade at the Training School {Model High School} at Eastern Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers School {now Eastern Kentucky University}. In 1928, the family moved to Covington, Kentucky where Andy's father was tasked with the mission of combining St. Luke Methodist Church with the Scott Street Methodist Church. While in Covington, Andy attended 9th and 10th grades at Holmes High School where he participated and won a speaking contest. He also formed a Bible class at the the First Methodist Church. The next stop for the Clark's was East St. Louis, IL. in 1931. Andy attended his eleventh year of school at Soldan High School where he played basketball. That same year the family moved again, this time to Nicholasville, Kentucky. At Nicholasville High School, Andy was elected class treasurer and played football. Andy also earned his high school diploma. Andy also participated and became president of the Methodist Episcopal League while living in Nicholasville. At the age of 19, Andy married Margaret Clementine Smith in Covington, Kentucky at the Methodist Episcopal Church South on Scott Street. The date was July 25, 1934. He continued his study at the University of Kentucky Law School earning his license to practice law in the state of Kentucky on September 21, 1936 before graduating with honors on February 1, 1937 at the age of 22. With college now completed, he moved himself and his wife "Clemmy" to 302 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky where Andy started his private law practice and also joined the First Methodist Church. Andy's life of law and civic duty was now underway. His first project began in 1940 with the Covington-Kenton County Industrial Association in partnership with C. Lyle Kays, Bernard Eilerman, and J. Lyter Donaldson. In 1941, the Association was instrumental in having a road built for the proposed airport. Andy continued to stay busy through 1942 as the Clerk of the Kenton County Quarterly Court under John B. Read. He also served on the Kenton County Draft Board, the Kenton County Bar Association, and he joined the Kiwanis Club. During this period, he moved Clemmy and their two children Milton, born in 1937, and Donald born in 1941, to 821 Aberdeen Road, Park Hills, Kentucky where he became City Attorney. He also moved his law office to the First National Bank Building at 503 Madison Avenue in Covington. In 1943 and 1944, Andy served as Secretary for the Kenton County Bar Association and then in 1945 he served as the President of the Covington Junior Chamber of Commerce. His third son was born in 1944, Anthony. In 1946 the Greater Cincinnati Airport opened along Donaldson Road. This would become one of Andy's major projects as he saw the airport as an economic opportunity for growth and prosperity for Northern Kentucky. This would become one of his legacies as the airport expanded over the upcoming decades and jobs came to Hebron, Kentucky. In 1947, at the age of 33, Andy became a partner in the Hughes, Clark, and Lee law firm. The year 1947 would also find Mr. Clark engaged as a member of the Kenton County Civic League and as the President of the Kenton County Bar Association. He was also honored in that year as the Junior Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. In 1948 he was elevated to the position of Director of the Kenton County Chamber of Commerce. He became a member of the Kenton County Democratic Committee and president of the Kentucky Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1950, Clemmy and Andy Clark would have their fourth son, Stephen. In May of 1951, Andy joined with Larry C. Wilson to form the Committee for Covington-Kenton County, the CCKC. This project of 25 members was created to elicit support that would remove the nationally syndicated gaming operations from the county in order, once again, to provide encouragement to new businesses to move to Northern Kentucky. Andy also made a run for political office in 1951 by pursuing a campaign to become the Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney running against James E. Quill as the law and order candidate. The year 1952, would bring Andy back to the classroom, only this time as a business law instructor at the University of Kentucky Community College in the 2nd District School on Scott Street. It seemed that the Clark family was always on the move. This time, in 1954, the family stayed in Park Hills, Kentucky by moving to their new home at 1114 Cleveland Avenue. Back in politics in 1955, Andy was appointed as an aide to Bert T. Combs Northern Kentucky campaign working with Senator Earle C. Clemens and former Governor Lawrence Wetherby. In 1959, they would successfully put Mr. Combs in office as the Governor of Kentucky. As a member of the Kenton County Heart Association, Andy served as it's President in the year of 1956. Two events of significance occurred in 1957. The Kenton County Airport Board approved a two million dollar contract for airport improvements and Andy became the Attorney for the Northern Kentucky Industrial Foundation {Florence Industrial Park}. In 1960, Andy was appointed as the Kentucky State Bar Commissioner and would be elected in 1964 to the Board of Governors of the Kentucky State Bar Association. Continuing his pursuit of economic prosperity in Northern Kentucky, Andy became a member of the first Kentucky Economic Development Commission in 1961. He became the Attorney for the Greater Cincinnati Airport Board in 1962. In the fateful year of 1967, Andy continued his distinguished career and accomplishments by serving as state campaign manager for Mike Mills bid to become the State Attorney General. He was also a member of the State Democratic Central Executive Committee for the 4th District, Vice President and President-Elect of the Kentucky State Bar Association. All of this would come to an end on the evening of November 20,1967 in an apple orchard in Hebron, Kentucky. His legacy lives today in a vibrant and restored Northern Kentucky where in the 20th Century vice and corruption was rampant and living standards were low.
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    2 votes
    112
    Elizabeth D. Link

    Elizabeth D. Link

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Elizabeth Link was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    8.00
    2 votes
    113
    Ellison Onizuka

    Ellison Onizuka

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
    Ellison Shoji Onizuka (鬼塚 承次, Onizuka Shōji, June 24, 1946 – January 28, 1986) was a Japanese American astronaut from Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii, who successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C, before losing his life to the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, where he was serving as Mission Specialist for mission STS-51-L. He was the first Asian American to reach space. Ellison Onizuka was the oldest son and second youngest child of the late Masamitsu and Mitsue Onizuka. He had two older sisters, Shirley and Norma, and a younger brother, Claude. Claude became the family spokesman when Ellison attained fame as an astronaut and continued after the Challenger accident. Growing up, Ellison was an active participant in 4-H and the Boy Scouts, where he reached the level of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Konawaena High School in Kealakekua in 1964. He received a Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in June 1969, and a Master's in that field in December of the same year, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He participated in Air Force ROTC during his time there and is an alumnus of Triangle Fraternity. Onizuka married Lorna Leiko Yoshida
    8.00
    2 votes
    114
    Elmer R. McAtee

    Elmer R. McAtee

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    E.R. Mactee was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. He was returning to Cincinnati with his wife after visiting their daughter in New York City.
    8.00
    2 votes
    115
    Helen Louise Carmarota

    Helen Louise Carmarota

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Helen Carmarota was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    8.00
    2 votes
    116
    Ilan Ramon

    Ilan Ramon

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
    Ilan Ramon (June 20, 1954 – February 1, 2003; Hebrew: אילן רמון‎, born Ilan Wolferman) was an Israeli fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force, and later the first Israeli astronaut. Ramon was the space shuttle payload specialist of STS-107, the fatal mission of Columbia, in which he and six other crew members were killed in the re-entry accident. Ramon is the only foreign recipient of the United States Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Ramon was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, to Tonya (1929-2003) and Eliezer Wolferman (1923-2006). He grew up in Beersheba. His father was from Germany, and his family fled Nazi persecution in 1935. His mother and grandmother were from Poland, and were Holocaust survivors, having been in Auschwitz. They immigrated to Israel in 1949. His first name, Ilan, means "tree" in Hebrew. Ilan changed his last name from Wolferman when he joined the IAF just as many other Israeli aviators. Ramon graduated from high school in 1972. In 1987, he graduated with a B.Sc. degree in electronics and computer engineering from Tel Aviv University. Ilan Ramon was a Colonel (Aluf Mishne) and fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force, with thousands of hours flying experience. In
    8.00
    2 votes
    117
    Maureen F. Duffy

    Maureen F. Duffy

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Maureen Duffy was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while enroute to Boston.
    8.00
    2 votes
    118
    William C. Haines

    William C. Haines

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    W. Haines was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    8.00
    2 votes
    119
    Gennady Troshev

    Gennady Troshev

    Gennady Nikolayevich Troshev (Russian: Геннадий Николаевич Трошев) (March 14, 1947 – September 14, 2008) was a Russian Colonel General in the Russian military and formerly the commander of the North Caucasus Military District, including Chechnya, during the Second Chechen War. He was awarded a Hero of Russia award. Gennady Troshev was born in 1947 in the eastern part of Berlin, in the Soviet occupation zone, the son of a Soviet officer. He spent his childhood in the ethnic Russian community of the Chechen-Ingush Republic's capital Grozny. In 1969 he graduated from the Kazan Tank College, and later from the Tank Academy and from the Military Academy of the General Staff. After graduating from the tank college in 1969, Troshev served in Soviet tank forces. Troshev served as the commander of the 10th Guards Uralsko-Lvovskaya Tank Division, later - as the commander of the 42nd Army Corps. and as the commander of the joint group of federal forces in Chechnya during the First Chechen War. On June 1, 1995, Troshev was appointed commander of the 58th Army, and since July 29, 1997, he served as the deputy commander of the North Caucasus Military District. In April 2000 Troshev was appointed
    9.00
    1 votes
    120
    George Dunton Widener

    George Dunton Widener

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    George Dunton Widener (June 16, 1861 - April 15, 1912) was an American businessman who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Born in Philadelphia, he was the eldest son of Hannah Josephine Dunton (1836-1896) and the extremely wealthy streetcar magnate Peter A. B. Widener (1834-1915). George D. Widener joined his father's business and eventually took over the running of the Philadelphia Traction Company, overseeing the development of cable and electric streetcar operations. He also served on the board of directors of several important area businesses. A patron of the arts, Widener was a Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1883, he married Eleanor Elkins, the daughter of his father's business partner, William Lukens Elkins. They had two sons, Harry Elkins Widener (1885-1912), George Dunton Widener, Jr. (1889-1971), and a daughter, Eleanor Widener Dixon (1891-1953). The family lived at Lynnewood Hall, his father's 110-room Georgian-style mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. In 1912, George D. Widener, his wife, and their son Harry traveled to Paris, France, with original intentions to find a chef for Widener's new Philadelphia hotel, The Ritz Carlton. The Wideners
    9.00
    1 votes
    121
    George H. Main

    George H. Main

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    George Main was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    9.00
    1 votes
    122
    Hans Ament

    Hans Ament

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Hans, the son of a successful manufacturer, was four years old when the Germans annexed Austria. He spent a lot of time playing with his older brother, Alfred, who taught him to ride his bicycle and play with a wind-up train. The family often spent their summers in the country. After the German annexation of Austria, the Ament family fled to Belgium, where they immediately applied for visas to the United States. They received the visas in early 1940, but were put on a waiting list for berths on a ship. Hans attended school and quickly learned Flemish. In May 1940, the Nazis invaded Belgium. Hans's father, who held a German passport, was arrested and sent to an internment camp in France. In spring 1941, Hans's mother sold his brother's stamp collection for food. Later on she sold her engagement ring. When ordered to report for deportation to a "resettlement camp," they fled to Marseilles in unoccupied France. In Marseilles, Hans attended the local public school and soon learned French. His mother became ill and was hospitalized. Hans was sent to a children's home in Izieu, and his brother was placed in a home for teenagers. At the children's home, Hans lived with over 40 Jewish children and several adult counselors. The children often went on hikes, picnics, and swimming, while the older children helped out on local farms. The adults were determined to give their young charges a respite from the stress and danger they had already experienced. In November 1942, the Germans occupied all of France. Now, no Jew was safe. On April 6, 1944, when Hans was ten years old, the Nazis raided the home. Most of the children and their counselors were sent to the Auschwitz death camp on April 15, where they were murdered in the death camps. Hans was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Germans and their collaborators in the Holocaust.
    9.00
    1 votes
    123
    Richard Douglas Husband

    Richard Douglas Husband

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
    Richard Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Air Force Colonel, an astronaut, and the space shuttle commander of STS-107 (Columbia) who was killed when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Husband is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Husband was born in Amarillo, Texas. He attended Belmar Elementary, Crockett Junior High School, and he graduated from Amarillo High School in 1975. Husband received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech University in 1980, and a Master of Science degree also in mechanical engineering from Fresno State University in 1990. His wife Evelyn details her Christian life with Rick and his struggles to fulfill his lifelong dream to become an astronaut in the 2004 book High Calling: The Courageous Life and Faith of Space Shuttle Columbia Commander Rick Husband by Evelyn Husband and co-written by Donna VanLiere. The Husbands have two children, a daughter Laura and a son Matthew. Evelyn married Bill Thompson in January 2008 and was the keynote speaker for the memorial ceremony at the Astronaut Memorial "Space Mirror" at the Kennedy Space Center in
    9.00
    1 votes
    124
    William M. Simpson

    William M. Simpson

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    William Simpson was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    9.00
    1 votes
    125
    Helen Loraine Allison

    Helen Loraine Allison

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Helen Loraine Allison (5 June 1909 - 15 April 1912) was a child who died in the sinking of RMS Titanic on the night of April 14 and 15, 1912. She was a passenger in first-class, and was the only child in first-class and second-class to die in the sinking. Helen Loraine (known simply as Loraine) Allison was born on June 5, 1909. She had a younger brother named Hudson Travers (known by the name of Trevor) born on May 7, 1911. Her parents were Hudson Joshua Creighton Allison and Bessie Waldo (nee Daniels) Allison. Loraine was two-years-old when she boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first-class passenger together with parents Hudson and Bessie, brother Trevor, maid Sarah Daniels, Trevor's nurse Alice Catherine Cleaver, cook Amelia "Mildred" Brown and chauffeur George Swane. Mildred and George travelled as second-class passengers because their services were not needed by their employees during the journey across the Atlantic. Loraine shared a cabin with the maid while Trevor occupied another cabin with his nurser. Hudson and Bessie occupied the third cabin as part of a suite on C deck. On April 14, 1912, Bess took Loraine briefly to the dining room to show her how pretty it was,
    6.67
    3 votes
    126
    Joseph C. Claflin

    Joseph C. Claflin

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Joseph Claflin was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.67
    3 votes
    127
    Ulrich Wolfgang Arnheim

    Ulrich Wolfgang Arnheim

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Ulrich was the only child of Dr. Fritz A. and Milli (Rosenthal) Arnheim. Dr. Arnheim was a successful lawyer. The family lived in Berlin, a large, cosmopolitan, highly sophisticated city. Many of the Jews of Berlin were assimilated and were well integrated into the social and cultural fabric of the city. When the Nazis came to power in Germany, Ulrich was a six year-old schoolboy. They slowly introduced harsh economic and social restrictions against the Jews. Jews were barred from most professions, and lost their citizenship. Ulrich's father lost his job, leaving the family with no regular income. The Germans began expelling Jews who had not been born in Germany. In November 1938, a country-wide night of massive riots and plundering was directed towards Germany's Jews. This was later known as Kristallnacht, because of all the glass windows that had been broken. Ulrich's parents decided to find a way to leave the country. They attempted to place Ulrich in a boarding school in England. Because his father had lost his job and could not guarantee his monthly maintenance, Ulrich was turned down. A Jewish woman living in England expressed interest in taking him in, but Ulrich's parents were unable to part from him. They tried to obtain visas so that the family could go to the United States. Ulrich was a good-natured, sensitive, clever child. He studied English at school , and was well liked by his classmates. The Arnheim family was hopelessly trapped in Germany after October 1941. Emigration from Germany was now forbidden by the Nazis, and harsher restrictions were being passed against the Jews. They were forbidden to use public transportation, and they could be evicted from their homes at any moment. Jews were forced to wear the yellow star. The Germans began deporting Jews to sealed, hunger- and disease-ridden ghettos in eastern Europe. After September 1942, they began deporting German Jews directly to death camps. Ulrich and his parents were murdered in the Auschwitz death camp. Ulrich was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Germans and their collaborators in the Holocaust.
    6.67
    3 votes
    128
    Bruce F. Hart

    Bruce F. Hart

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Bruce Hart was a passenger on board American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. He was sitting with Israel Horowitz during the flight from New York. Mr. Horowitz was able to survive the crash by crawling away from the airliner. They were en route to Cincinnati, Ohio to record the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall.

    "My dad {Bruce Hart} was employed by Decca as a sound engineer for the classical label. My dad graduated from the Julliard School and received a doctorate from Columbia University. My father was beloved by the classical music world and my mother received sympathy from many musicians and celebrity musicians when he died. He also gave concerts , appearing in the 1950's under Arthur Fiedler's baton with the Boston Pops playing a piano concerto for two pianos with my mother. Arthur Fieldler would often accept and integrate my dad's opinions concerning the performances that the Boston Pops conducted. It was broadcast on the radio, live. To say his death impacted my life is an understatement." {A special thanks to Dorian Hart Cochrane for this contribution to Bruce Hart's gallery}
    7.50
    2 votes
    129
    Charles L. Cochran

    Charles L. Cochran

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Captain Charles L. Cochran was part of the flight crew on TWA flight 128 was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967.
    7.50
    2 votes
    130
    Charles W. Page

    Charles W. Page

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Charles Page was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    7.50
    2 votes
    131
    James D. Bettridge

    James D. Bettridge

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    James Betridge was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    7.50
    2 votes
    132
    Joyce B. Chmiel

    Joyce B. Chmiel

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Joyce B. Chmiel worked as a flight attendent for American Airlines. She was onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    7.50
    2 votes
    133
    Oro Torres

    Oro Torres

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Oro, the daughter of Eliau Mose and Mazeltov (Sasoon) Torres, was the youngest of five children. Her father owned a family-run clothing store. They lived in Salonika, Greece, which was home to over 60,000 Jews. The Sephardic Jews of Salonika, descendants of Jews expelled from Spain in 1492, had a strong and active Jewish community and a vibrant, rich cultural life. When the Germans occupied Salonika, Oro was ten years old. Her older brothers had fought the Germans. After the Greek army was defeated, they made their way back to a drastically changed Salonika. Jews were forbidden to enter restaurants and had to give up their radios. Other anti-Jewish measures were enacted making life exceedingly difficult. Economic measures were decreed, and the Torres family had to surrender the keys of their store to the Germans. They had no means of earning a living, and they were quickly impoverished. About 20,000 Salonika Jews were near starvation or ill with typhus. In July 1942, the Germans decreed heavy labor conscription for Jewish men. Many perished in malaria-infested swamps. On December 6, 1942, the ancient Jewish cemetery was plundered and the tombstones used to line latrines and to pave streets. In March 1943, the Jews were forced to live in a sealed-off ghetto and wear the yellow star. On April 10, 1943, when Oro was twelve years old, her house was surrounded by Germans. They came inside, shouting, punching, and kicking everyone. They forced Oro and her family to leave the house, allowing them to take only a few personal items. Oro's older brother carried her father, who had recently suffered a stroke and could not walk. They were marched along the streets with other Jews to a transit camp near the train station. The next morning they were shoved into sealed, overcrowded cattle cars. For the 80 people in each car, there was one barrel of olives, one barrel of water, and one barrel for sanitation. Each person received a loaf of bread. They set off for a journey into the unknown. Almost one month later, they arrived at the Auschwitz death camp. Oro, her mother and sister were sent to a holding area in the Birkenau section of the camp. One week later they were murdered in the gas chambers. Oro was twelve years old. Back to Top
    7.50
    2 votes
    134
    Richard Benguigui

    Richard Benguigui

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Richard Benguigui was born in Oran, Algeria, on March 31, 1937. At the time of Richard's birth, Algeria still belonged to France, and was home to nearly 120,000 Jews. Seeking to improve the chances for a better life for her children, Mrs. Benguigui moved the family shortly before the war to the bustling port city of Marseilles, France. When the Germans conquered France in 1940, the 350,000 Jews living in the country found themselves the targets of ever-growing persecution. The Germans divided France, occupying all of the north, allowing French collaborators to rule most of the southern zone, where Richard lived. The government in the south was directly responsible to the Germans and usually cooperated with them against the Jews. On July 31, 1943, Richard's mother was arrested by French collaborators and was deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, where she was subjected to horrific medical experiments. Richard, six years old, and his brothers Jacques, who was twelve, and Jean-Claude, who was five, were sent to live in the children's home in Izieu. Their baby sister, Yvette, was hidden by sympathetic French farmers. The children's home in Izieu was run by a staff who did everything they could to brighten up the lives of the children with picnics and other pleasurable activities. But the children at the home were Jewish, and the Germans were determined not to let them remain alive for long. On April 6, 1944, the Nazis came for the children of Izieu. The Benguigui brothers and their friends at the home were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland one month later. The German officer responsible for the arrests was Klaus Barbie. Barbie escaped justice after the war by working as a spy for the United States. He had been living in South America when the scandal was uncovered decades later. Barbie was eventually extradited to France, where on July 4, 1987, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for "crimes against humanity." On hand for the trial were Mrs. Benguigui and her daughter, Yvette. Both had miraculously survived the Holocaust. Richard and his two brothers were unable to see Barbie brought to justice. They perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz in May 1944. Richard was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Germans and their collaborators during the Holocaust.
    7.50
    2 votes
    135
    Richard Kempenfelt

    Richard Kempenfelt

    • Killed in disaster: HMS Royal George
    Richard Kempenfelt (1718 – 29 August 1782) was a British rear-admiral who gained a reputation as a naval innovator. He is best known for his victory against the French at the Second Battle of Ushant and for his death when the HMS Royal George accidentally sank at Portsmouth the following year. He was born at Westminster. His father, a Swede, is said to have been in the service of James II, and subsequently to have entered the British army. Richard Kempenfelt joined the navy, was commissioned a lieutenant in January 1741. He saw service in the West Indies, taking part in the capture of Portobelo during the War of Jenkins' Ear. In 1746 he returned to Britain, and from then to 1780, when he was made rear-admiral, he saw active service in the East Indies with Sir George Pocock and in various quarters of the world. In 1781 he won the Battle of Ushant, with a vastly inferior force, defeating the French fleet under De Guichen and capturing 20 ships. In 1782 he hoisted his flag on HMS Royal George, which formed part of the fleet under Lord Howe. In August this fleet was ordered to proceed to the relief of Gibraltar, and underwent a refit at top speed at Portsmouth. On 29 August 1782, the
    7.50
    2 votes
    136
    Robert P. Moyers

    Robert P. Moyers

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    First Officier Robert P. Moyers was part of the flight crew on TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967.
    7.50
    2 votes
    137
    William G. Robertson

    William G. Robertson

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    William Robertson was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    7.50
    2 votes
    138
    William H. Ness

    William H. Ness

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    William Ness was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128 after missing a connecting flight in Los Angeles. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    7.50
    2 votes
    139
    Benjamin Guggenheim

    Benjamin Guggenheim

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Benjamin Guggenheim (October 26, 1865 – April 15, 1912) was an American businessman. He died aboard RMS Titanic when the ship sank in the North Atlantic Ocean. Benjamin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the fifth of seven sons of the wealthy mining magnate Meyer Guggenheim (1828–1905) and Barbara Myers (1834–1900). In 1894, he married Florette Seligman (1870–1937), daughter of James Seligman, a senior partner in the firm J & W Seligman, and Rosa Seligman née Content. They had three daughters: Benita Rosalind Guggenheim (1895–1927), Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim (1898–1979) and Barbara Hazel Guggenheim (1903–1995). Benjamin Guggenheim inherited a great deal of money from his father. He grew distant from his wife and for business reasons, was frequently away from their New York City home. He maintained an apartment in Paris, France. Guggenheim boarded the RMS Titanic and was accompanied by his mistress, a French singer named Léontine Aubert (1887–1964); his valet, Victor Giglio (1888–1912); his chauffeur, René Pernot (1872–1912); and Madame Aubert's maid, Emma Sägesser (1887–1964). His ticket was number 17593 and cost £79 4s (other sources give the price as £56 18s 7d). He
    6.33
    3 votes
    140
    Edith M. Ochs

    Edith M. Ochs

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Edith Ochs was  a passenger on TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.33
    3 votes
    141
    Linda Lou Gallegos

    Linda Lou Gallegos

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Linda Gallegos was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She survived the crash the crash on November 20,1967 but passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Kentucky. She was enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Reference Note: Maiden Name - Linda L. Boone
    6.33
    3 votes
    142
    Mary L. Fortunato

    Mary L. Fortunato

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Mary Fortunato was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.33
    3 votes
    143
    Steven N. Chupac

    Steven N. Chupac

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Steve Chupac was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.33
    3 votes
    144
    Edward  J. Fasold

    Edward J. Fasold

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    E.J. Fasold was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning home from a business trip in New Jersey.
    8.00
    1 votes
    145
    Helen L. Hoblak

    Helen L. Hoblak

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Helen Hoblak was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967.
    8.00
    1 votes
    146
    Jacques Futrelle

    Jacques Futrelle

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Jacques Heath Futrelle (April 9, 1875 – April 15, 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine" for his application of logic to any and all situations. Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic Futrelle, who was born in Pike County, Georgia, worked for the Atlanta Journal, where he began their sports section; the New York Herald; the Boston Post; and the Boston American, where, in 1905, his Thinking Machine character first appeared in a serialized version of "The Problem of Cell 13". In 1895, he married fellow writer Lily May Peel, with whom he had two children, Virginia and Jacques "John" Jr. Futrelle left the Boston American in 1906 to focus his attention on writing novels. He had a house built in Scituate, Massachusetts, which he called "Stepping Stones", and spent most of his time there until his death in 1912. Returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-cabin passenger, refused to board a lifeboat insisting his wife board instead until the point of forcing her in. His wife remembered the last she saw of him,
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    147
    Marion L. Wileman

    Marion L. Wileman

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Marion Wileman was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She survived the crash on November 20,1967 was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Covington, Kentucky. We was not positively identified until after she had passed away November 22, 1967 at 1:50 PM at the hospital in Kenton County.
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    148
    Mary E. Campbell

    Mary E. Campbell

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Mary Elizabeth Campbell worked as a flight attendent for American Airlines. She was onboard American Airlines Flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
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    149
    William Richard McDevitt

    William Richard McDevitt

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    William R McDevitt was a passenger on board American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. a passenger. He left behind his beloved wife, Demetrie (Diddie) and four children.
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    150
    Albert K. Jones

    Albert K. Jones

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Albert Jones was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while returning to his home in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Albert had just completed his tour in Vietnam where he earned a Purple Heart in the Spring of 1965.
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    151
    Barbara Jean Posthumus

    Barbara Jean Posthumus

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Barbara Jean Posthumus worked as a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines. She was onboard TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967.
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    152
    Earl K. Roudybush

    Earl K. Roudybush

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Earl Roudybush was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while traveling to Pennsylvania to visit his critically ill father.
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    153
    Ethel W. Larkin

    Ethel W. Larkin

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Mrs. Larkin was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. She was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
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    154
    Georges Halpern

    Georges Halpern

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Born in Vienna on October 30, 1935, Georges Halpern was not yet three years old when Austria lost its independence and became part of Nazi Germany. Vienna had a Jewish population of nearly 175,000 and was one of the world's leading Jewish cultural centers. But Vienna was also notorious for its reputation as a city in which antisemitism flourished. When Germany took over in March 1938, thousands of Viennese willingly joined the Nazis in persecuting their Jewish neighbors. Seeing no hope under the Nazis, the Halpern family fled to France. There Georges's mother became seriously ill and had to be hospitalized for an extended period of time. To make matters worse, the Germans marched into France in the spring of 1940. Georges was shuttled from one shelter to the next, until he was finally sent to live in the children's home in Izieu, in May 1943. Given the circumstances, life at the children's home was comparatively serene. Outings and parties arranged by the sympathetic staff helped the children forget, if only temporarily, the cruel realities of the German occupation and the separation of families. Georges, who called himself Georgy, wrote regularly to his parents, describing his life in the children's home. He lived for the day when he could be reunited with his parents. But that day was not to come. On April 6, 1944, the home was raided by the Germans. Georges and his friends were arrested and shipped to the Auschwitz death camp where they were murdered in the gas chamber. The German officer responsible for the raid was Klaus Barbie. In a scandalous revelation, it was learned that Barbie had escaped punishment after the war by working as a spy for the United States. Barbie, who had been living in Bolivia under a false name, was eventually sent to France where, on July 4, 1987, he was sentenced to life in prison for "crimes against humanity." Georges Halpern, however, did not live to see justice done. He was murdered at Auschwitz at the age of eight.
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    155
    James Braidwood

    James Braidwood

    • Killed in disaster: 1861 Cotton's Wharf, London
    James Braidwood (1800–1861) founded the world's first municipal fire service in Edinburgh in 1824, and was the first director of the London Fire Engine Establishment (the brigade which was eventually to become the London Fire Brigade). He is credited with the development of the modern municipal fire service. He was born in Edinburgh the tenth child of Francis James Braidwood a cabinetmaker, and Janet Mitchell. He was educated at the Royal High School. He learned about the construction of buildings after joining his father's building firm as an apprentice, knowledge he was later to put to good use. Appointed Master of Fire Engines in 1824, at the age of twenty-four, Braidwood established principles of fire-fighting that are still applied today. His training as a surveyor gave him exceptional knowledge of the behaviour of building materials and housing conditions in the Old Town of Edinburgh. He recruited to the service expert tradesmen - slaters, carpenters, masons and plumbers - who could apply their various fields of expertise to fire fighting. He also recruited experienced mariners for an occupation that required heavy manual work in hauling engines and trundling wheeled escape
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    156
    Lillian E. Brown

    Lillian E. Brown

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Lillian Brown was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
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    2 votes
    157
    Lydia Litvyak

    Lydia Litvyak

    Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak (Лидия Владимировна Литвяк, (Moscow, August 18, 1921 – Krasnyi Luch August 1, 1943), also known as Lydia Litviak or Lilya Litviak, was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during World War II. With 12 solo victories (but some authors say 11 or even 13 ) and either two, or four, shared gained in 66 combat missions, she is one of the world's only two female fighter aces, along with Katya Budanova. She was shot down by Luftwaffe's Experten Hans-Jörg Merkle of JG 52 or Hans Schleef, of JG 3. Born in Moscow, Litvyak became interested in aviation at an early age. At 14 she enrolled in a flying club. She performed her first solo flight at 15, and later graduated at Kherson military flying school. She became a flight instructor at Kalinin Airclub, and by the time the German-Soviet war broke out, had already trained 45 pilots. After the German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, Litvyak tried to join a military aviation unit, but was turned down for lack of experience. After deliberately exaggerating her pre-war flight time by 100 hours, she joined the all-female 586th Fighter Regiment of the Air Defense Force (586 IAP/PVO, istrebitel'naia aviatsia
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    158
    Marilee Kivett

    Marilee Kivett

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Marilee Kivett was a flight attendant for Trans World Airlines. She was onboard TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967.
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    159
    Ronald L. Mair

    Ronald L. Mair

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Ronald Mair was a pasenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
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    160
    Charles Lauda

    Charles Lauda

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Charles Lauda was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash of November 8,1965. Mr. Lauda was arriving in Cincinnati to record the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at Music Hall for Decca Records.
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    161
    Eva Münzer

    Eva Münzer

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    The young Jewish girl, Eva Münzer, was born 1936 in The Hague, where her father owned a men's clothing store. After the German occupation of The Netherlands, the Münzer family remained in their home and endured the ever more repressive measures inflicted on the Jewish population. On February 8, 1944, eight-year-old Eva and her sister Leana were deported to Auschwitz, where they were killed three days later. During World War 2 a conscience-stricken SS officer Kurt Gerstein visited the death camps and witnessed the mass gassing of Jewish men, women and children. He left one of the most horrifying testimonies of the Holocaust: "I see everything! The mothers, their babies at the breast, the little naked children, the men and women, naked. They enter into the death chamber, pushed by the leather whips of the SS. Pack well, that is what the captain ordered. Seven to eight hundred persons on twenty-five square meters. More than half are children."
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    162
    Ida Straus

    Ida Straus

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Ida Straus, born Rosalie Ida Blun (February 6, 1849 – April 15, 1912) was an American homemaker and wife of the co-owner of the Macy's department store. She and her husband Isidor died on board the RMS Titanic. Rosalie Ida Blun was born in 1849 in Worms, Germany to Nathan Blun (1815–1879) and his wife Wilhelmine "Mindel" Freudenberg (1814–1868). She was the fifth of seven children including Amanda (1839–1907), Elias Nathan (1842–1878), Louis (1843–1927), Augusta Carolina (1845–1905), Moritz (1850–1858) and Abraham Blun (1853–1881). She emigrated to the United States with her family. In 1871, Ida Blun married Isidor Straus (1845–1912), a German-American businessman. She and Isidor had seven children: The couple was considered especially close by their friends and family; when Isidor was forced to travel as part of his duties as a U.S. Representative for New York or as co-owner of Macy's, they exchanged letters daily. Ida spent the winter in Europe with her beloved husband Isidor. They originally planned to return home on a different ship but there was a coal strike in England and all the coal was being diverted to Titanic. That is why they were on the Titanic On the night of the
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    163
    Joseph Schlitz

    Joseph Schlitz

    • Killed in disaster: SS Schiller
    Joseph Schlitz (May 15, 1831 – May 7, 1875) was a German entrepreneur who made his fortune in the brewing industry. A native of Mainz, Germany, Schlitz emigrated to the U.S. in 1850. In 1856 he assumed management of the Krug Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1858 he married Krug's widow and changed the name of the company to the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. He became more successful after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when he donated hundreds of barrels of beer as part of the relief effort. Many of Chicago's breweries that had burned were never to reopen; Schlitz established a distribution point there and acquired a large portion of the Chicago market. Schlitz perished in a shipwreck off the coast of England in 1875 while he was returning to visit his native Germany. His body was never recovered but there is a cenotaph at Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee.
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    164
    Alfred V. Helfferich

    Alfred V. Helfferich

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Alfred Helfferich was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while returning home, with his wife, from his daughter's husband's funeral in Southgate, California.
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    165
    Carmlla Moreno

    Carmlla Moreno

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Carmlla Moreno was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
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    166
    Eva Nemova

    Eva Nemova

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    A Studio portrait of a young Jewish girl, Eva Nemova, shortly before her deportation in November, 1941, from Prague. Eva Nemova was born in 1937 and she later perished in Theresienstadt or Auschwitz.
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    167
    Hanna Blawat

    Hanna Blawat

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Hanna, the daughter of Maier-David and Frymet-Leah (Wruble) Blawat, was an infant when the Germans occupied Gabin, Poland. Not far from Warsaw, Gabin was surrounded by lush and beautiful forests. The wealthy and middle-class Jews of Warsaw would vacation in Gabin during the summer. They would stay in the town's numerous resort hotels. Soon after Hanna's birth, Mr. Blawat, who was a tailor, left Poland for France. He hoped to make a better life there for his family. Mr. Blawat got a job on a friend's farm. He was working on papers that would enable him to bring his wife and child to France. Just before the papers were to be granted, however, Germany invaded Poland, trapping Hanna and her mother. When the Nazis entered Gabin, they immediately set fire to its synagogue and nearby Jewish houses. Jewish adults were forced to report for compulsory labor. Jewish homes were taken over by Poles of German descent. Hanna and her family were forced to move into the attic of their once comfortable home. Early in 1940, two-year-old Hanna, along with the other Jews of Gabin, were forced to leave their homes and live in a closed-off ghetto. There was little food in the ghetto, and it was horribly overcrowded. Hanna and her mother would sometimes sneak out to beg food from their former neighbors. Jews were still required to report for compulsory labor, and the Germans began sending transports of Jews to labor camps. At first, they reported for transport, hoping that this would help their families left behind in the ghetto. But they began hiding when they learned of the horrendous conditions in the camps. The Germans began raiding Jewish homes, picking up young Jews at random. Despite the transports, the Jewish population of Gabin grew, as Jews from surrounding areas were forced into the ghetto. On May 12, 1942, all the Jews of Gabin, including four year-old Hanna, were sent to the Chelmno death camp. Hanna, her mother, and her grandparents were murdered upon arrival. Hanna was four years old when she was murdered. Her father spent the war years fighting the Nazis as a member of the French resistance. After the war, he desperately searched for traces of little Hanna and her mother, but found nothing.
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    168
    Ilse Luise Ledermann-Citroen

    Ilse Luise Ledermann-Citroen

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Anne called her "Aunt Ilse," though they were not related. There were several connections between their families. "Aunt Ilse" was the mother of Anne's friend, Sanne, and Margot's best friend, Barbara. Like many in the neighborhood, they had emigrated from Germany. She was Dutch by birth and played piano. Among others, she and her husband, Franz, played music, in neighborhood homes, every other Sunday. Anne sometimes went to these concerts, which were largely a way around restrictions against Jews going to movie houses,

    Along with Sanne and her husband, she was deported on 20 June 1943, and gassed immediately after her arrival at Auschwitz.
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    169
    Jeannie Kashkins

    Jeannie Kashkins

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Jeannie Kashkins was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash in November 20,1967.
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    2 votes
    170
    John T. Brown

    John T. Brown

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    John Brown was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    6.50
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    171
    Martha R. McAtee

    Martha R. McAtee

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Mrs. Mactee was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. She was killed in tha crash on November 8,1965.
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    172
    Michael Phillip Anderson

    Michael Phillip Anderson

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
    Michael Phillip Anderson (December 25, 1959 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut, who was killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Anderson was born in Plattsburgh, New York, into an Air Force family and grew up as a military brat. He attended high school in Cheney, Washington, while his father was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, west of Spokane. Anderson graduated from the University of Washington in 1981 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. After completing a year of technical training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, he was assigned to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. At Randolph he served as Chief of Communication Maintenance for the 2015th Communication Squadron and later as Director of Information System Maintenance for the 1920th Information System Group. In 1986 he was selected to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 2d Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska as an EC-135 pilot, flying the Strategic Air Command's
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    173
    The Big Bopper

    The Big Bopper

    • Killed in disaster: The Day the Music Died
    Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959) also commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his recording of "Chantilly Lace". On February 3, 1959, a day that has become known as The Day the Music Died (from Don McLean's song "American Pie"), Richardson was killed in a plane crash in Iowa, along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. J. P. Richardson was born in Sabine Pass, Texas, the oldest son of Jiles Perry Richardson, Sr., an oil field worker, and his wife Elise (Stalsby) Richardson. Richardson had two younger brothers, Cecil and James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, Texas. Richardson graduated from Beaumont High School in 1947 and played on the "Royal Purple" football team as a defensive lineman, wearing number 85. Richardson later studied pre-law at Lamar College, and was a member of the band and chorus. He sometimes played with the Johnny Lampson Combo. Richardson worked part time at Beaumont, Texas radio station KTRM (now KZZB). He was hired by the station full-time in 1949 and quit college.
    6.50
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    174
    Andrzej Błasik

    Andrzej Błasik

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Andrzej Eugeniusz Błasik (11 October 1962 – 10 April 2010) was a Lieutenant General in the Polish Armed Forces and a Commander of the Polish Air Force. Błasik was born in Poddębice, People's Republic of Poland. He died in the Tu-154 crash near Smolensk, Russia. During 1977–1981 Błasik was educated at Aviation High School at the University Officers' School of Aviation in Deblin. Afterwards he joined the 'School of Eaglets', gaining in 1985 the military rank of second lieutenant in the group of pilots of the passenger aviation corps. In the period from 1993 to 1995 he studied at the National Defence University in Warsaw, after completing the diploma and he became a certified officer. He was also a graduate of the Netherlands Defence Academy in The Hague in 1998 and the Air War College in Montgomery, Alabama, United States (2005). At the first grade – a pilot – he was sent to 8 Regiment Fighter-Bomber in Mirosławiec. In 1987 he was transferred to 40 Regiment Fighter-Bomber in Świdwin, where he was a senior pilot, commander of a key officer of the squadron navigator, squadron commander and deputy commander of the squadron. Since 1995, he served in the Air Force Command Szefostwie Air
    7.00
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    175
    Charles E. Mullen

    Charles E. Mullen

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Charles Mullen was a 5 year old passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967.
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    1 votes
    176
    Christa McAuliffe

    Christa McAuliffe

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
    Christa McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. She received her bachelor's degree in education and history from Framingham State College in 1970, and also a Master of Arts from Bowie State University in 1978. She took a teaching position as a social studies teacher at Concord High School in New Hampshire in 1982. In 1985, McAuliffe was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project and was scheduled to become the first teacher in space. As a member of mission STS-51-L, she was planning to conduct experiments and teach two lessons from Space Shuttle Challenger. On January 28, 1986, the spacecraft disintegrated 73 seconds after launch. After McAuliffe's death, schools and scholarships were named in her honor, and also in 2004 she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Born Sharon Christa Corrigan in Boston, Massachusetts, the eldest of the five children of Edward Christopher Corrigan (1922–1990)—an accountant—and Grace Mary Corrigan (née George), a substitute
    7.00
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    177
    Joan T. Doran

    Joan T. Doran

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Joan Doran was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
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    178
    John Thayer

    John Thayer

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    John Borland Thayer, Jr. (April 21, 1862 – April 15, 1912) was a first-class cricketer and later a Pennsylvania Railroad vice president, who died shortly before his 50th birthday in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. He is the only known first-class cricketer to have died aboard the ship. Thayer attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was captain of the baseball team in 1879. A member of a prominent American cricketing family, he played his first match for the Merion Cricket Club as a 14-year old. Thayer was a part of the Philadelphian side that visited England in 1884. During that tour he scored 817 runs with an average of 28, and took 22 wickets for 21 runs each. In his career, Thayer appeared in seven matches now recognised as first-class. Three of these were played for the Philadelphians and four were played for an "American Born" side. All were played at the Germantown Cricket Club in Pennsylvania. In his first-class career, he scored 138 runs at 11.50 and took six wickets at 26.83. His highest score (24) and best bowling (3 for 17) both came for Philadelphia against the United States in October 1883. On November 9, 1893, in Philadelphia, he married
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    179
    Joseph N. Curran

    Joseph N. Curran

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Joseph Curran was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
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    1 votes
    180
    Mary T. Fish

    Mary T. Fish

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Mary Fish was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    7.00
    1 votes
    181
    Pvt. Matthew M. Landano

    Pvt. Matthew M. Landano

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Matthew Landano was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    Private Landano was a Vietnam veteran.
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    182
    Rashka Schwimmer

    Rashka Schwimmer

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Rashka Schwimmer, the daughter of Ephraim and Miriam Schwimmer, lived in a small town in rural Czechoslovakia. Her father, a grocer, had studied in the town's Jewish seminary. Rashka was a ten year-old schoolgirl when the Hungarians annexed the area. Various anti-Jewish measures that were passed by the Hungarian government caused economic hardship. In addition, many of the Jewish citizens were conscripted into forced labor and were subjected to inhumane treatment. Rashka, her little sister Edith, and her parents coped with the restrictions, and life went on. In March 1944, when Rashka was fifteen years old, the Germans invaded Hungary, setting into motion a plan to destroy the country's entire Jewish population. Beginning in April, Jews were required to register in order to receive food rations. They were then forced to wear the yellow star. On the first day of Passover, Rashka and her family were forced to leave their home without notice and to move into a sealed-off ghetto in the nearby city of Nagyzsollos. All the Jews of the city and of the towns in the surrounding area were concentrated into four streets. The ghetto was terribly crowded with 12,000 to 14,000 people. It lacked adequate food, medication, and sanitation. There was much suffering, and many of these people died. Towards the end of May, Rashka and her family, along with the other Jews in the ghetto, were forced into crowded, locked cattle cars and transported to the Auschwitz death camp. After an agonizing journey of several days, with little food or water, the prisoners arrived. Rashka and her family were immediately sent to the gas chambers where they were murdered. Rashka was fifteen years old.
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    183
    Thomas A. Walsh

    Thomas A. Walsh

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    T. Walsh was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
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    184
    Lutz Peter Schiff

    Lutz Peter Schiff

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Anne's long term, longed for love, Peter. She called him "Petel." He was three years older than her and usually overlooked her. 
     Originally from Berlin, Germany, his family (mother, stepfather, and him) moved to Amsterdam in 1939. (His biological father had emigrated to the USA in the 1930's. His parents were sent to Theresienstadt.) He was sent to Westerbork as early as September 1943, then Bergen-Belsen in February 1944, and finally to Auschwitz, where he died — date unknown.

    the summer of 1940, when Anne was eleven years old, she fell in love with a boy named Peter Schiff who had recently moved to Amsterdam from Germany. He was three years older than her and they ran around the neighborhood holding hands that summer. A few years later, while in hiding, Anne often thought of him and wrote about him. Later, she died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and he died in Auschwitz concentration camp.
        Until Sunday, the public had seen no photo of Peter, but a man in Britain realized that his good friend, when he was a boy in Germany, was Anne's lost love. The man, Ernst Michaelis, donated a nice photo he had of Peter (shown above) to the Anne Frank House. In 1939, Ernst was about to be sent to England for safety by his parents (via the Kindertransport program) while Peter left Berlin for Amsterdam with his parents. As the two friends parted, Peter gave Ernst the photo. The inscription says: "In friendly remembrance of your friend Lutz Peter Schiff."
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    185
    Michael J. Smith

    Michael J. Smith

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
    Michael John Smith (April 30, 1945 – January 28, 1986), usually known as Mike Smith, was an American astronaut—pilot of the Space Shuttle Challenger when it was destroyed during the STS-51-L mission. All seven crew members died. Smith was born in Beaufort, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1967 and subsequently attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. He completed naval aviation jet training at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, receiving his aviator wings in May 1969. He was then assigned to the Advanced Jet Training Command (VT-21) where he served as an instructor from May 1969 to March 1971. During the 2-year period that followed, he flew A-6 Intruders and completed a tour during the Vietnam War while assigned to Attack Squadron 52 (VA-52) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). In 1974, he graduated from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and was assigned to the Strike Aircraft Test Directorate at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, to work on the A-6E TRAM and Cruise missile guidance systems. He returned to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in 1976 and completed an 18-month tour as an instructor. From Patuxent River, he was
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    186
    Philip H.  Greenberg

    Philip H. Greenberg

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Phil Greenberg was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
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    187
    Ronald McNair

    Ronald McNair

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
    Ronald Ervin McNair, Ph.D. (October 21, 1950 – January 28, 1986) was a physicist and NASA astronaut. McNair died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L. Born in Lake City, South Carolina. He was raised by his parents, Pearl M. and Carl C. McNair, and had two brothers, Carl S. and Eric A. McNair. McNair graduated as valedictorian of Carver High School in 1967. He was a member of the United Methodist faith committee. In 1971 he received a bachelor's degree in engineering physics, magna cum laude, from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. McNair was a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In 1976, he received his Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under guidance of Prof. Michael Feld becoming nationally recognized for his work in the field of laser physics. He received three honorary doctorates, a score of fellowships and commendations and achieved a black belt in karate. After graduation from MIT, he became a staff physicist at the Hughes Research Lab in Malibu, California. In 1978, McNair was selected as one of thirty-five applicants from a pool of ten thousand for the NASA astronaut program. He
    5.33
    3 votes
    188
    Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin

    • Killed in disaster: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 Kirzhach 1968 crash
    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ ɡɐˈɡarʲɪn]; 9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1 mission (which ended in a fatal crash). Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centre outside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died in 1968 when the MiG 15 training jet he was piloting crashed. Yuri Gagarin was born in the village of Klushino near Gzhatsk (renamed Gagarin in 1968 after his death), (now in Smolensk Oblast, Russia), on 9 March 1934. His parents, Alexey Ivanovich Gagarin and Anna Timofeyevna Gagarina, worked on a collective farm. Despite being identified in reports by the word usually rendered in English as "peasant", they weren't "peasants". Anna Timofeevna was well-known as a voracious reader, and
    5.33
    3 votes
    189
    Artyom Borovik

    Artyom Borovik

    Artyom Genrikhovich Borovik (Russian: Артём Ге́нрихович Борови́к) (13 September 1960 – 9 March 2000) was a prominent Russian journalist and media magnate. He was the son of a Soviet journalist, Genrikh Borovik, who worked for many years as a foreign correspondent in the U.S. Borovik first appeared on Soviet television in late 1980s as one of the hosts of a highly progressive and successful Vzglyad (which literally translates as The View or The Look), a kind of satirical television show watched weekly by as many as 100 million people. The other anchors were Evgeny Dodolev, Vladislav Listyev, Alexander Lyubimov, Alexander Politkovsky and Dmitry Zakharov. Borovik was a pioneer of investigative journalism in the Soviet Union during the beginning of glasnost. He worked for the American CBS program 60 Minutes during the 1990s, and began publishing his own monthly investigative newspaper Top Secret, which grew into a mass-media company involved in book publishing and television production. In 1999, Borovik started an investigative program called Versiya in partnership with U.S. News & World Report. His Top Secret TV programme often focused on corruption cases involving Russia's political
    6.00
    2 votes
    190
    Jacques Benguigui

    Jacques Benguigui

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Jacques Benguigui was born in Oran, Algeria, on April 13, 1931. At the time of Jacques's birth, Algeria still belonged to France, and was home to nearly 120,000 Jews. Seeking to improve the chances for a better life for her children, Mrs. Benguigui moved the family shortly before the war to the bustling port city of Marseilles, France. When the Germans conquered France in 1940, the 350,000 Jews living in the country found themselves the targets of ever-growing persecution. The Germans divided France, occupying all of the north, allowing French collaborators to rule most of the southern zone, where Jacques lived. The government in the south was directly responsible to the Germans and usually cooperated with them against the Jews. On July 31, 1943, Jacques's mother was arrested by French collaborators and was deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, where she was subjected to horrific medical experiments. Jacques, twelve years old, and his brothers Richard, who was six, and Jean-Claude, who was five, were sent to live in the children's home in Izieu. Their baby sister, Yvette, was hidden by sympathetic French farmers. The children's home in Izieu was run by a staff who did everything they could to brighten up the lives of the children with picnics and other pleasurable activities. But the children at the home were Jewish, and the Germans were determined not to let them remain alive for long. On April 6, 1944, the Nazis came for the children of Izieu. The Benguigui brothers and their friends at the home were deported to the Auschwitz death camp in Poland on Jacques's thirteenth birthday. The German officer responsible for the arrests was Klaus Barbie. Barbie escaped justice after the war by working as a spy for the United States. He had been living in South America when the scandal was uncovered decades later. Barbie was eventually extradited to France, where on July 4, 1987, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for "crimes against humanity." On hand for the trial were Mrs. Benguigui and her daughter, Yvette. Both had miraculously survived the Holocaust. Jacques and his two brothers were unable to see Barbie brought to justice. They perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz in May 1944.
    6.00
    2 votes
    191
    Larry McDonald

    Larry McDonald

    Lawrence Patton McDonald, M.D. (April 1, 1935 – September 1, 1983) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the seventh congressional district of Georgia as a Democrat. He was a passenger on board Korean Air Lines Flight 007 when it was shot down by Soviet interceptors and presumed dead. A conservative Democrat, he was active in numerous civic organizations and maintained a very conservative voting record in Congress. He was known for his staunch opposition to communism and believed in long standing covert efforts by powerful U.S. groups to bring about a socialist world government. He was the second president of the John Birch Society and also a cousin of General George S. Patton. Larry McDonald was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, more specifically in the eastern part of the city that is in DeKalb County. As a child, he attended private and parochial schools before attending a non-denominational high school. He spent two years at high school before graduating in 1951. He studied at Davidson College from 1951 until 1953, spending time studying history. He enrolled in the Emory University School of Medicine at the age of
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    2 votes
    192
    Merwyn Bjork

    Merwyn Bjork

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Borjk was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    6.00
    2 votes
    193
    Rolf Kofink

    Rolf Kofink

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Rolf Kofink was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.00
    2 votes
    194
    Susan Dimock

    Susan Dimock

    • Killed in disaster: SS Schiller
    Susan Dimock M.D. (April 24, 1847 – May 7, 1875) was a pioneer in American Medicine who received her qualification as a doctor from the University of Zurich in 1871 and was subsequently appointed resident physician of the New England Hospital for Women and Children in 1872. The hospital, now known as the Dimock Community Health Center, was renamed in her honor after her tragic drowning in 1875. Dimock was traveling to Europe for pleasure and profession when she died in the shipwreck of the SS Schiller off the coast of the Scilly Isles. She is also remembered for becoming the first woman member of the North Carolina Medical Society. Doctor Susan Dimock was born in Washington, North Carolina, the daughter of Henry and Mary Malvina (Owens) Dimock. The family descended from Thomas Dimock who emigrated from England to Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1637 and later resettled in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Susan Dimock was a distant cousin of Ira Dimock (1827–1917), a silk manufacturer, and she was also related to Henry F. Dimock, a New York City attorney associated with the Whitney family business interests. Her father, who was a native of Limington, Maine, was appointed headmaster of
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    2 votes
    195
    Dr. Frederick A. Wolf

    Dr. Frederick A. Wolf

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Dr. Frederick Wolf was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967. He attended the University of Cincinnati Medical School after serving in World War 2. He ran the Queensgate medical center located near downtown Cincinnati where his dedicated nurses were devastated by his death. He left five young children, his mother, a brother and sister, and many friends and relatives. He is still fondly remembered by those who knew him.
    5.50
    2 votes
    196
    Eleanor V. Andrunas

    Eleanor V. Andrunas

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Eleanor Andrunas was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967. Her scheduled destination had been Boston.
    5.50
    2 votes
    197
    Jerry L. Roades

    Jerry L. Roades

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Jerry Rhoades was part of the flight crew that was on TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    5.50
    2 votes
    198
    Jerry Lee Roades

    Jerry Lee Roades

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Flight Engineer Jerry Lee Roades was part of the flight crew of TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash on November 20, 1967.
    5.50
    2 votes
    199
    Lisl Frank

    Lisl Frank

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Lisl Frank (22 January 1911 – October 4, 1944) achieved success as a singer, dancer and actress before World War Two. Born Alice Frankl in Prague, she met her future husband, Otto Aufrichtig (stage name Otto Aurich) in 1933 when he took over as director of the Neues Stadttheater in Teplitz-Schonau [Teplice] where she was appearing as a singer, dancer and actress. Their Teplice stage partnership proved to be a winning combination and after marrying in Czechoslovakia, she and Otto moved to his home city of Vienna. With the Nazis rise to power, they curtailed their own success in Vienna and made the decision to move to the Netherlands, where they became members of the Fritz Hirsch Operetta in Den Haag. They were an instant success, staying on with the company until 1938. When they left, it was to become members of a new opera company, the Plaza Theater in the Hollandsche Schouwburg, which had been founded in Amsterdam. They were the stars of the company but their success could not prevent the Plaza Theater from going bankrupt. They immediately bounced back with a new opera company in the Hollandsche Schouwburg in The Capital, led by Otto Frohn Knecht, in which they co-starred with
    5.50
    2 votes
    200
    Sidney Leslie Goodwin

    Sidney Leslie Goodwin

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Sidney Leslie Goodwin (9 September 1910 – 15 April 1912) was a 19-month-old English boy who died during the sinking of the RMS Titanic. His unidentified body was recovered after the sinking by the Mackay-Bennett, and for decades referred to as the unknown child; the body was identified as that of Goodwin in 2007. He is the only member of his family whose body has been recovered and subsequently identified. Sidney Leslie Goodwin was born on 9 September 1910 in Melksham, Wiltshire, England. He was the youngest child born to Frederick Joseph Goodwin and his wife Augusta (née Tyler). He had 5 older siblings named Lillian Amy, Charles Edward, William Frederick, Jessie Allis, and Harold Victor. Frederick's brother, Thomas, had already left England and was living in Niagara Falls, New York. Thomas wrote to his brother, telling him about the opening of a power station there. It has been speculated that the famed Schoellkopf Hydroelectric Power Station (station A), due to open in 1912, would have been Frederick's employer had he lived. Frederick, a compositor, packed up his wife and six children, Lillian, 16; Charles, 14; William, 11; Jessie, 10; Harold, 9 and Sidney, 19 months, to prepare
    5.50
    2 votes
    201
    Sura Andrezejko

    Sura Andrezejko

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Sura, the youngest daughter of Hershel and Fay Andrezejko, grew up on a farm in rural Poland. She lived in a small village, where the entire population was Jewish. Outside the village, the non-Jewish peasants were often hostile to the Jews. Sura's older brother, Mordechai, left the village in 1938 for the United States. Sura remained in the village with her grandfather, parents, and older sister. Sura's village, in the Bialystok region, was taken over by the Russians in 1939. Their lives were disrupted, causing much hardship, but no news about the mass exterminations carried out by the Germans in Poland, was permitted by the Russians. The Germans invaded Stawiski in July 1941, and immediately massacred most of its residents. Sura and her family were trapped. German killing squads, called Einsatzgruppen, continued to massacre Jews in surrounding towns. The Nazis murdered more than 20,000 Jews during the first two months of the German invasion. On November 2, 1942, one of the most carefully organized and intensive round-ups of the war took place. Sura and her family were hunted down by the Germans. They were taken, along with all the remaining Jews in the surrounding villages, to a military camp. In January 1943, the entire camp, with its 20,000 inmates, was forced into sealed cattle cars. The Jews were taken to the Auschwitz death camp where they were murdered in the gas chambers. Sura was fifteen years old. Sura was one of 1.5 million Jewish children murdered by the Germans and their collaborators in the Holocaust.
    5.50
    2 votes
    202
    Svyatoslav Fyodorov

    Svyatoslav Fyodorov

    Svyatoslav Nikolayevich Fyodorov (Russian: Святослав Николаевич Фёдоров; born August 8, 1927 – June 2, 2000) was a Russian ophthalmologist, politician, professor, full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. He is considered to be the father of the ophthalmic microsurgery. Fyodorov was born in Proskurov, Ukrainian SSR (now Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine), to ethnic Russian parents. Fyodorov graduated from Rostov Medical Institute, then worked as a practicing ophthalmologist in a small town in Rostov Oblast. In 1960 he performed the first intraocular lens replacement operation, inventing the cure to the cataract. In 1973 he developed a new surgical techinique to cure the early stage of the glaucoma, called Scleroplasty. Il 1974 he developed the surgical techinique he is most famous for, the Radial keratotomy, to change the shape of the cornea and cure the miopia.In 1986, Fyodorov designed the first posterior chamber phakic IOL in the "collar-button" or "mushroom" configuration and manufactured the pIOL from silicone. In 1980 he became the head of the Moscow Research Institute of Eye Microsurgery. Fyodorov was a member of the Congress of People's
    5.50
    2 votes
    203
    Milton Link Jr.

    Milton Link Jr.

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Milton Link was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He survived the crash on November 20,1967 and was transported to General Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He passed away on December 11,1967 from burns received in the accident.
    4.67
    3 votes
    204
    Robert Bargeron

    Robert Bargeron

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    R. Bargeron was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    4.67
    3 votes
    205
    Charles Melville Hays

    Charles Melville Hays

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Charles Melville Hays (May 16, 1856 – April 15, 1912) was the president on the Grand Trunk Railway. He began working in the railroad business as a clerk at the age of 17 and quickly rose through the ranks of management to become the General Manager of the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway. He became Vice-President of that company in 1889 and remained as such until 1896 when he became General Manager of the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) of Canada. Hays left GTR for a short time to serve as the President of the Southern Pacific Railway Company but returned to GTR after one year. As Vice-President and General Manager of GTR he is credited with keeping the company from bankruptcy. In 1909, he became the president of GTR and all its consolidated lines, subsidiary railroads, and steamship companies. He was known for his philanthropy and received the Order of the Rising Sun, third class, from the Emperor of Japan in 1907. Hays is credited with the formation of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP), a dream he had to create a second transcontinental railroad within the borders of Canada. He is also blamed for the insolvency of both the GTR and the GTP. He died before his dream was complete
    6.00
    1 votes
    206
    Clara M. Mullen

    Clara M. Mullen

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Clara Mullen was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.00
    1 votes
    207
    Ernst Arndt

    Ernst Arndt

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Ernst Arndt (3 February 1861 – c. September 1942) was a German stage and film actor notable for his later career in Austria. Arndt was born in Magdeburg, Germany. From 1910 he was a member of the Burgtheater ensemble in Vienna. He also made occasional appearances in supporting roles in films. On 13 March 1931, he was made an Honorary Citizen of Vienna. On 10 July 1942, at the age of 81, he was deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto, and from there on 23 September of the same year to Treblinka extermination camp, where he is presumed to have been murdered shortly afterward.
    6.00
    1 votes
    208
    Forest Rathbun Jr.

    Forest Rathbun Jr.

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Forest Rathbun Jr. was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    6.00
    1 votes
    209
    Jovida M. Torres

    Jovida M. Torres

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Joviida Sahagun-Torres was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while enroute to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    6.00
    1 votes
    210
    Thomas P. Duffy

    Thomas P. Duffy

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Thomas P. Duffy was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. He was VP of Ames Shower Curtain Co. and on business at the time of his death. He was the beloved husband of Theresa Duffy(D. 6/15/04) and a wonderful father to Diane and Elaine. He is greatly missed by his family and friends. He has 7 grandchildren and 2 of them were married this year. We miss you.
    6.00
    1 votes
    211
    William B. Morris

    William B. Morris

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    William Morris was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning from a 3 week vacation in Europe.
    6.00
    1 votes
    212
    William L. Allen

    William L. Allen

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    William Allen was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    6.00
    1 votes
    213
    Hermann van Pels

    Hermann van Pels

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Hermann van Pels (31 March 1898 – October 1944) was a German-Jewish refugee who hid with Anne Frank and her family during the occupation of The Netherlands by Nazi Germany, and who was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp after they were betrayed to the Gestapo. When Anne Frank's diary was published in 1947 the names of all those mentioned apart from those of the Frank family were changed. Van Pels was given the pseudonym Herman van Daan.
    4.33
    3 votes
    214
    GySgt John E. Mullen

    GySgt John E. Mullen

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    John E. Mullen was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967. He had just returned from Vietnam and was enroute with his family to Cherry Point, North Carolina. They were arriving in Cincinnati to spend Thanksgiving 1967 with his wife's family in Dayton, Kentucky.
    5.00
    2 votes
    215
    John George Phillips

    John George Phillips

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    John George "Jack" Phillips (11 April 1887 – 15 April 1912) was a British wireless telegraphist aboard the RMS Titanic. He died after the ship hit an iceberg and sank. He served as senior wireless operator on the maiden voyage of the ship. As the Titanic was sinking, Phillips worked tirelessly to send wireless messages to other ships to enlist their assistance with the rescue of the Titanic's passengers and crew. While Phillips has borne criticism for having told the radio operator of the Californian, "Shut up! I am busy, I am working Cape Race!" when interrupted on-air by his counterpart telling him that his ship was surrounded by ice, similar warning messages earlier that day had been delivered to the captain and a lookout had been posted. John George "Jack" Phillips was born in Farncombe, Surrey, England to George Alfred Phillips and Anne Sanders. Phillips finished private school in Cranleigh in 1902 and began working at the Godalming post office where he learned telegraphy. He started training to work in wireless for the Marconi Company in March 1906 in Seaforth and graduated five months later in August. Phillips' first assignment was on the White Star Line ship Teutonic and he
    5.00
    2 votes
    216
    Kenneth W. Godfrey

    Kenneth W. Godfrey

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Kenneth Godfrey was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on Novmber 20,1967 while returning home from a vacation in Hawaii.
    5.00
    2 votes
    217
    Lolush Gerstner

    Lolush Gerstner

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    A little Jewish boy, Lolush Gerstner, rides his tricycle down a street in Krakow. the third largest city in Poland with 60,000 Jewish citizens. The Gerstner family's feelings of security collapsed, however, when the Nazis stormed into the country and took control of Krakow, on September 6, 1939. Lolush Gerstner was later killed in Auschwitz.
    5.00
    2 votes
    218
    Susanne Ledermann

    Susanne Ledermann

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Susanne Ledermann (October 7, 1928-November 19, 1943) was a German Jewish girl who was gassed to death by the Nazis in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Susanne, simply known as Sanne, is best known for her friendship with the famous diarist Anne Frank. Sanne was born in Berlin, the younger of two daughters of Franz Ledermann, a lawyer and musician, and Ilse Ciotren-Ledermann, a pianist. In 1933, Adolf Hitler's Nazi party came to power. The Ledermanns, faced with the threat of death because they were Jews, emigrated to Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sanne was admitted to a Montessori School, where she befriended Anne Frank and Hanneli Goslar. In 1940, the Nazis invaded the Netherlands, and Sanne had to shift to a Jewish school. Sanne moved to a Jewish school, but Hanneli and Anne moved to a different Jewish school. However, Sanne still kept good contacts with both Anne and Hanneli, and was a member of the pingpong club Little Bear Minus Two, which was formed by her friends. In July 1942, Anne and her family went to hiding, although Sanne didn't know about this. In June 20, 1943, the Ledermanns were arrested by the Nazis. They were transported to the Westerbork transit camp, and then deported to the Auschwitz death camp in November 1943. Immediately upon arriving in the camp, Sanne and her parents were killed in the gas chambers of the camp. Sanne's sister, Barbara, was able to escape the Nazis through her contacts with the Dutch Underground. Barbara emigrated to the United States and later married the Nobel prize winning biochemist Martin Rodbell.
    5.00
    2 votes
    219
    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Annelies "Anne" Marie Frank ( pronunciation (help·info); 12 June 1929 – early March 1945) was one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films. Born in the city of Frankfurt am Main in Weimar Germany, she lived most of her life in or near Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Born a German national, Frank lost her citizenship in 1941 when Nazi Germany passed the anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. The Frank family moved from Germany to Amsterdam in 1933, the year the Nazis gained control over Germany. By the beginning of 1940, they were trapped in Amsterdam by the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. As persecutions of the Jewish population increased in July 1942, the family went into hiding in the hidden rooms of Anne's father, Otto Frank's, office building. After two years, the group was betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Anne Frank and her sister, Margot, were eventually transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where they both
    4.50
    2 votes
    220
    John J. Coy

    John J. Coy

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    John Coy was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128 and was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    4.50
    2 votes
    221
    Stephan Easton

    Stephan Easton

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Stephan Easton was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965.
    4.50
    2 votes
    222
    William C. McCool

    William C. McCool

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
    William Cameron "Willie" McCool (September 23, 1961 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Navy Commander, NASA astronaut and the pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-107. He was killed, along with all others, when their spacecraft disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. McCool was born September 23, 1961, in San Diego, California, and died on February 1, 2003, over the southern United States when Space Shuttle Columbia broke up during entry, 16 minutes prior to scheduled landing. He was survived by his wife and children. He enjoyed running, mountain biking, back country hiking/camping, swimming, playing guitar, and chess, and had a home in Anacortes, Washington, at the time of his death. His favorite song was "Imagine" by John Lennon, which was played during the space mission. His favorite band was Radiohead, and the song "Fake Plastic Trees" was played by mission control as a wake-up call. McCool is buried at the United States Naval Academy Cemetery. McCool completed flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1986. He was assigned to Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129 (VAQ-129) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, for initial EA-6B
    4.50
    2 votes
    223
    Hugo Leipniker

    Hugo Leipniker

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Hugo Leipniker was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    5.00
    1 votes
    224
    Leszek Deptuła

    Leszek Deptuła

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Leszek Roman Deptuła (25 February 1953 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish veterinarian and politician, member of the Sejm. He was born in Żagań. Deptulas was listed on the flight manifest of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard. On April 16, 2010 Deptulas was decorated posthumously with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Four days later, he was buried at the municipal cemetery in Mielec.
    5.00
    1 votes
    225
    William R. Kolb

    William R. Kolb

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    William Kolb was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
    5.00
    1 votes
    226
    Mary E. Deters

    Mary E. Deters

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Mary Deters was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
    4.00
    2 votes
    227
    Carl Eielson

    Carl Eielson

    Carl Benjamin Eielson (1897–1929) was an aviator, bush pilot and explorer. He was born in Hatton, North Dakota in 1897 to Norwegian immigrants. His interest in aviation went back to his childhood. Following America’s entry into World War I, Eielson found his chance to become an aviator. Eielson learned to fly in the U.S. Army Air Service in 1917. In January 1918 he enlisted in the newly-formed aviation section of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. World War I ended while Eielson was in flight training. This ended America’s immediate need for pilots and Eielson, not willing to give up flying, together with friends organized the Hatton Aero Club starting with barnstorming. After the war, he enrolled at Georgetown Law School (now Georgetown University) in Washington, D.C. Working part time as a police officer at the Capitol, he met the Alaska Territory's delegate to the Congress, Daniel Sutherland, who persuaded Ben to go to Alaska to teach secondary school. In 1921, he flew the first air mail in Alaska from Fairbanks to McGrath in 4 hours, a distance dog sleds took 20 days to cover. He also flew the first air mail from Atlanta to Jacksonville, Florida in 1926. He is perhaps best known for
    4.00
    1 votes
    228
    Francis Davis Millet

    Francis Davis Millet

    • Killed in disaster: Sinking of the Titanic
    Francis Davis Millet (November 3, 1846 – April 15, 1912) was an American painter, sculptor, and writer who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. Francis Davis Millet was born in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. At age sixteen, Millet entered the Massachusetts regiment, first as a drummer boy and then a surgical assistant (helping his father, a surgeon) in the American Civil War. He repeatedly pointed to his experience working for his father as giving him an appreciation for the vivid blood red that he repeatedly used in his early paintings. He graduated from Harvard with a Master of Arts degree. He worked as a reporter and editor for the Boston Courier and then as a correspondent for the Advertiser at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Millet had a studio in Rome in the early 1870s, and Venice in the mid-1870s, where he lived with Charles Warren Stoddard, a well-known American travel journalist who, evidence indicates, had an active sexual interest in men. Historian Jonathan Ned Katz presents letters from Millet to Stoddard that suggest they had a romantic and intimate affair while living a bohemian life together. In 1876, Millet returned to Boston to paint
    4.00
    1 votes
    229
    Grażyna Gęsicka

    Grażyna Gęsicka

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Grażyna Gęsicka (13 December 1951 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish sociologist and politician and a former (2006 - 2007) Minister of Regional Development in Jarosław Kaczyński's government. From 2009 until her death she was the leader of Law and Justice parliamentary caucus. She was born in Warsaw. In 1974 she graduated from Warsaw University's Institute of Sociology and in 1985 received her doctorate. She was a former member of the Polish Sociological Society and the Association Internationale des Sociologues de Langue Francaise. She was a speaker of English and French. She was listed on the flight manifest of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard.. On April 25, she was buried in the Smolensk Cemetery Headquarters Military Cemetery in Warsaw. On 16 April 2010, Gęsicka was posthumously awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
    4.00
    1 votes
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    Helen D. Grimm

    Helen D. Grimm

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Helen Grimm was  a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
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    Krystyna Bochenek

    Krystyna Bochenek

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Krystyna Maria Bochenek (née Neuman) (30 June 1953 – 10 April 2010) was a Polish politician, Vice-Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland representing Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska). She was born in Katowice. She was listed on the flight manifest of the Tupolev Tu-154 of the 36th Special Aviation Regiment carrying the President of Poland Lech Kaczyński which crashed near Smolensk-North airport near Pechersk near Smolensk, Russia, on 10 April 2010, killing all aboard.
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    Stephen H. Ritso

    Stephen H. Ritso

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Stephen Ritso was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967.
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    Theophilus Cibber

    Theophilus Cibber

    • Killed in disaster: Wreck of the Dublin Trader
    Theophilus Cibber (25 or 26 November 1703 – October 1758) was an English actor, playwright, author, and son of the actor-manager Colley Cibber. He began acting at an early age, and followed his father into theatrical management. In 1727, Alexander Pope satirized Theophilus Cibber in his Dunciad as a youth who "thrusts his person full into your face" (III 132). On the stage, he was famous for playing Pistol in Henry IV, Part 2, and some of the comic roles his father had played when younger, but unsympathetic critics accused him of overemphasis. His private life later led Theophilus into bad reputation and scandal. He died in a shipwreck while bound for Ireland and a season in Dublin. Theophilus Cibber was born during the Great Storm of 1703 and began acting in the Drury Lane Theatre at the age of 16 in 1721. As a young man, Cibber was a notorious rake, and associated with young men of a similar mind and reputation, such as the Duke of Wharton. As the son of Colley Cibber, one of the theatre's managers, Theophilus became involved in the management of Drury Lane. In 1723, he became manager of the summer season, and in 1727 became assistant manager during the regular season. In 1732,
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    Alexander H. Macmillan

    Alexander H. Macmillan

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Alexander Macmillan, (3 October 1818 – 26 January 1896; Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacMhaolain), born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was a cofounder, in 1843, with his brother Daniel of Macmillan Publishers. His family were crofters from the Isle of Arran. Alexander was the partner who developed the literary reputation of the company while Daniel took charge of the business and commercial side. Originally called Macmillan & Co., the firm started as a successful bookshop in Cambridge. The brothers soon started publishing books as well as selling them. After Daniel's death in 1857, Alexander continued to run the firm. He expanded the company into a worldwide organization and also started publishing magazines, including the prestigious scientific journal Nature. Macmillan assigned George Edward Brett to create the New York office in August 1869 and hired American firm Messrs. Pott & Amery to assist in the marketing and distribution of Macmillan's books. Alexander's brother Daniel was grandfather of Harold Macmillan, who became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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    Alexander Hugh Macmillan

    Alexander Hugh Macmillan

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Alexander Macmillan was onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965.
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    Angelne Waldron

    Angelne Waldron

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Angelne Waldron was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. She was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while enroute to Pittsburgh.
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    Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly

    • Killed in disaster: The Day the Music Died
    Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll." His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Rolling Stones, Don McLean, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, and exerted a profound influence on popular music. Holly was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Holly #13 among "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time". Charles Hardin Holley was born on September 7, 1936, in Lubbock, Texas, to Lawrence Odell and Ella Pauline (Drake) Holley. In Philip Norman's biography it is stated that his mother's family claimed to be descended from the English navigator Francis Drake. Holly was always called "Buddy" by his family. Buddy was the youngest of three siblings, and brothers Larry and Travis taught him to play a variety of instruments,
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    Christian H. Matthieson

    Christian H. Matthieson

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Christian Harry Matthieson was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965. He was traveling to a business meeting with his colleague, George H. Main. He was survived by his wife, Kathleen Pflug Matthieson, his daughter Donna Matthieson Bailey and her husband Gordon Bailey, his daughter Marilyn Matthieson, and his son Creig Harry Matthieson.
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    Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson

    Christopher Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson

    • Killed in disaster: Crash of the R 101
    Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson PC (13 April 1875 – 5 October 1930) was a British Army officer who went on to serve as a Labour minister and peer. He served as Secretary of State for Air under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and between 1929 and 1930, when he was killed in the R101 disaster. Born in Nasik (now Nashik) in the Bombay Presidency of India to a military family, Thomson attended Cheltenham College. His father was Major-General David Thompson, Royal Engineers, and his mother was the daughter of Major-General Christopher Birdwood; William Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood was another grandson of Major-General Birdwood. After graduating from Sandhurst in 1894, Thomson joined the Royal Engineers. He served first in Mauritius and then saw action during the Second Boer War (1899-1902), where he was detailed to help with the RE Balloon Section outside Kimberley. In World War I he first served at the British Expeditionary Force Headquarters, and was Chief Military Interpreter between Sir John French and General Joffre. In 1915 Thomson, a fluent French speaker, was sent to Bucharest as military attaché on Kitchener's initiative to bring Romania into the war. But when there
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    Esther F. Healy

    Esther F. Healy

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Esther Healy was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning from a New York business meeting for the Ohio School Employees Retirement System.
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    George Tryon

    George Tryon

    • Killed in disaster: HMS Victoria
    Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon, KCB (4 January 1832 – 22 June 1893) was a British admiral who died when his flagship HMS Victoria collided with HMS Camperdown during manoeuvres off Tripoli, Lebanon. Tryon was born at Bulwick Park, Northamptonshire, England, the third son of Thomas Tryon and his wife Anne Trollope. He had three brothers: the eldest, Thomas, joined the 7th Royal Fusiliers, fought at Alma and Inkerman and served through the Indian Mutiny. The second, Henry, passed through Sandhurst before joining the Rifle Brigade, fighting at Alma, Inkerman and Balaclava before being killed in an attack on Russian positions in 1854. George was the third son: the fourth, Richard, also served in the Rifle Brigade. George attended a preparatory school and then Eton College before becoming a naval cadet in 1848, two years older than usual, aged sixteen. The choice of a naval career was made by George himself, rather than his family. Other students reported him to be a quick learner with a wide breadth of knowledge, whether because of his natural ability or his longer period of education before joining the Navy George was described as 'a tall lanky lad nearly six feet high, full of spirits
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    Henry Sandish

    Henry Sandish

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Henry Sandish was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He survived the crash on November 20,1967 and was transferred to Booth Memorial Hospital in Covington, Kentucky. He passed away on November 26,1967 in Kenton County, Kentucky.
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    Joan Chamberlain

    Joan Chamberlain

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Miss Joan Chamberlain was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. She was killed in the crash of November 8, 1965. She was survived by her sister Jennette March and her niece Henrietta Sundberg.
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    John B. Lane

    John B. Lane

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    John Lane was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the accident of November 8,1965.
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    Kalpana Chawla

    Kalpana Chawla

    • Killed in disaster: Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
    Kalpana Chawla (July 1, 1961 – February 1, 2003) was an Indian-American astronaut who, was a mission specialist on the space shuttle Columbia. She first flew on the Columbia in 1997 as a mission specialist and primary robotic arm operator. Chawla was one of seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Chawla completed her earlier schooling at Tagore Public School, Karnal and her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Punjab Engineering College at Chandigarh in 1982. She moved to the United States in 1982 and obtained a M.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984. Chawla went on to earn a second M.S. degree in 1986 and a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering in 1988 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Later that year she began working at the NASA Ames Research Center as vice president of Overset Methods, Inc. where she did CFD research on Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing concepts. Chawla held a Certificated Flight Instructor rating for airplanes, gliders and Commercial Pilot licenses for single and multi-engine airplanes, seaplanes and gliders. Chawla joined the NASA 'Astronaut Corps' in March
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    Kurt Gerron

    Kurt Gerron

    • Killed in disaster: Holocaust
    Kurt Gerron (11 May 1897 – 28 October 1944) was a German Jewish actor and film director. Born Kurt Gerson into a well-off merchant family in Berlin, he initially studied medicine but was called up for military service in World War I. Seriously wounded he qualified as a military doctor of the German Army. After the war Gerron turned to a stage career and became a theatre actor under director Max Reinhardt in 1920. He appeared in secondary roles in several silent films and from 1926 also directed film shots. He had his breakthrough starring in such films as The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel) opposite Marlene Dietrich, while on stage he originated the role of "Tiger" Brown in the premiere production of The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper) at the Berlin Theater am Schiffbauerdamm in 1928, also singing Mack the Knife. After the Machtergreifung in 1933 Gerron left Nazi Germany with his wife and parents, traveling first to Paris and later to Amsterdam. There, he kept on working as an actor at the Stadsschouwburg and director in several movies. He was offered employments in Hollywood by the agency of Peter Lorre and Josef von Sternberg, but refused several times, one time because his
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    Leslie M. Genung

    Leslie M. Genung

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    L.M. Genung was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8, 1965. Mr. Genung was returning from New York where he had been discussing plans for downtown Cincinnati renewal.
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    Miron Chodakowski

    Miron Chodakowski

    • Killed in disaster: 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash
    Archbishop Miron (21 October 1957 – 10 April 2010), born Mirosław Chodakowski, was a Polish religious figure. Chodakowski was born in Białystok. He served as Orthodox Ordinary of the Polish Army until being killed in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash near Smolensk. He entered the Orthodox Seminary of the Holy Spirit in Warsaw in 1972. He gained holy orders on 17 December 1978. Later, he studied at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw. He became the Polish Army's chief Orthodox priest on 1 October 1998. He received the gold Order of Merit for the Defence of the Country on 5 February 1999. He was conferred the rank of General Brigadier of the Polish Army by president Aleksander Kwaśniewski and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major General by Bronisław Komorowski. He died in the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash on 10 April 2010, with the Polish President and other Polish dignitaries. They were travelling to take part in the commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre. Chodakowski was posthumously appointed a Commander of the Order of Polonia Restituta.
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    Peggy Lee

    Peggy Lee

    • Killed in disaster: American Airlines Flight 383
    Peggy S. Lee was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383 and was killed in the crash of November 8,1965 while returning from visiting her parents in Massachusetts.
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    Salmon Brown

    Salmon Brown

    • Killed in disaster: TWA Flight 128
    Salmon Brown was a passenger onboard TWA flight 128. He was killed in the crash on November 20,1967 while returning with his wife from a national convention of the U.S. Savings and Loan League in San Francisco.
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