Have You Heard, today (9/3) marks 45 years since Hall of Fame football coach Vince Lombardi died. Lombardi gained his fame mainly as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers, but he died of cancer after leading the Washington Redskins for one year.
Lombardi was only 57.
Exactly one year after Lombardi died, John Lennon left the U.K. for the United States. He never again stepped foot on English soil.
Lennon died a little more than nine years later at the age of 40.
Another Englishman, Sir Malcolm Campbell, became the first person to drive a car more than 300 miles per hour when he did that 80 years ago today (1935).
Campbell topped 304 mph on the Utah salt flats.
In all, Campbell set nine speed records on land and four on water.
He actually died of natural causes, at the age of 67.
A South Carolinian was among those on hand when the Treaty of Paris was signed 232 years ago (1783), to officially end the Revolutionary War.
A famous painting of the event shows Americans John Adams, John Jay, Benjamin Franklin, Franklin’s grandson William Temple Franklin and Henry Laurens at the surrender table. However, the British delegation refused to pose, so the right side of the painting appears unfinished.
Laurens was the South Carolinian.
Among other things, he was the only American ever held prisoner in the Tower of London.
And his was also the first formal cremation in the United States, after he died in 1792 at the age of 68.
Charlie Sheen is 50 today.
And today is Welsh Rarebit Day.
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