1566, Nostradamus died due to unforeseen circumstances.
1961, Ernest Hemingway blew his brains out. Before that he was fine. Then he was dead.
1962, Sam Walton opened the first Wal-Mart in his home state of Arkansas to try out his theory that he could make more money by selling produce with lower mark-ups. By 2006, Wal-Mart had a net income of $12 billion, equivalent to the GDP of a mid-ranking nation, and five of his children were ranked in the top 10 richest Americans.