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Can you name these historical figures or groups whose travel plans or activity schedule led to their passing?

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A stroll to the Roman Forum in March44 BCE
On the first circumnavigation of the globe1521
A voyage to the Sandwich Islands and immortality1779
From Tennessee to Texas and immortality1836
By covered wagon to the Sierras and winter1846
A Good Friday evening visit to the theater1865
A raid on an encampment on a Montana river1876
At the throttle of the Cannonball Express1900
A visit to Buffalo and the Pan-American Exposition1901
EventAnswerYear
A trek to the South Pole and immortality1912
A royal visit to the troubled city of Sarajevo1914
One final attempt to climb Mount Everest1924
An attempt to circumnavigate the globe by air1937
On the way to address a prayer meeting in New Delhi1948
A plane crash in Africa on a U.N. cease-fire mission1961
A 'fence mending' trip to the state of Texas1963
From Pittsburgh, on a mission of mercy, to Nicaragua1972
Leaving a campaign rally in Rawalpindi Pakistan2007

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