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AUGUST 26, 1930 LON CHANEY

American stage and film actor Lon Chaney died at 47 after a long illness. He was best known for his starring roles in films such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera.

AUGUST 26, 1974 CHARLES LINDBERGH

American aviator and activist Charles Lindbergh died of lymphoma at age 72. He rose to fame in 1927 after becoming the first person to fly solo and non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean in his monoplane, Spirit of St Louis.

SEPTEMBER 1, 1715 KING LOUIS XIV

King Louis XIV of France died of gangrene. He had ruled since the age of five and was succeeded by his five-year-old great-grandson Louis XV.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1910 HENRI ROUSSEAU

The French post-Impression­ist painter dies of a blood clot at 66. A self-taught painter, Rousseau was known for his lavish painted jungle scenes. His works include The Dream and The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope.

SEPTEMBER 2, 1937 PIERRE DE COUBERTIN

This French educator and historian is renowned as the father of the modern Olympic Games. He founded the Internatio­nal Olympic Committee and was its second president. He died of a heart attack at 74.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1658 OLIVER CROMWELL

An English general and politician who led parliament­ary forces in the English Civil Wars, Cromwell was Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland (1653–58) during the republican Commonweal­th. He died aged 59 from complicati­ons relating to a form of malaria, and kidney stone disease.

SEPTEMBER 3, 1962 EE CUMMINGS

Cummings was an American poet, painter, essayist, author and playwright. He died of a stroke at the age of 67.

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CHARLES LINDBERGH 1902-1974

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