James Otis, Jr. was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts and the creator of the famous phrase "taxation without representation is tyranny" which helped to lead to the American Revolution. He is reported to have once said to his sister "My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity that it will be by a flash of lightning." Soon after he was killed by a bolt of lightning while standing in the doorway of his friend's house.
James Otis, Jr. was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the Patriot views against British policy that led to the American Revolution. His catchphrase "Taxation without representation is tyranny" became the basic Patriot ...more
Age: Died at 58 (1725-1783)
Birthplace: Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States of America
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Carus was the Roman emperor from 282 to 283. He died during a storm, and according to reports it was either murder, illness, or a bolt of lightning that caused it.
Carus was Roman Emperor from 282 to 283. During his short reign, Carus fought the Germanic tribes and Sarmatians along the Danube frontier with success. During his campaign against the Sassanid Empire, he sacked their capital Ctesiphon, but died shortly thereafter. He was succeeded by his sons ...more
Age: Died at 53 (230-283)
Birthplace: Narbonne, Francesee more on Carus
Hernán Gaviria was a Colombian footballer who played as a central midfielder. On October 24, 2002, Gavira was practicing with a fellow teammate and was struck by lightning and killed instantly. He was only 34 years-old and left behind a wife and two children.
Hermán Gaviria Carvajal was a Colombian footballer, who played as a central midfielder. ...more
Age: Died at 33 (1969-2002)
Birthplace: Carepa, Colombiasee more on Hernán Gaviria
John White was a Scottish footballer who played midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur. On July 21, 1964 when he was only 27, he hid under a tree during a lightning storm at a golf course. Lightning struck him and he was killed instantly.
John Anderson White was a Scottish international football midfielder and sometime inside right who played a significant role for Tottenham Hotspur during their Double winning season in 1960-61. He had two brothers, Edwin and Tom, who were also professional footballers. White was killed by lightning ...more
Age: Died at 27 (1937-1964)
Birthplace: Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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