I love it when friends of mine alert me to celebrity deaths to use as Celebrity Death Alerts on my website! Everett alerted me to the death of Paul Sarbanes, former senator from Maryland. He introduced the first article of impeachment against Richard Nixon. That's what I call "historical."
And Everett and Stephanie both alerted me to the death of Chuck Yeager. A true maverick, an American orignal, and such a cutie! Here he is on Letterman: