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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  February 23, 2017

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Comedian Stan Laurel is known better as one-half of...

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Though used interchangeably today, gravestones and tombstones were once two different things: the marker on top of a gravesite and the coffin's stone lid.

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To prepare it for burial, Muslim tradition requires that same-sex family members wash the body an odd number of times before covering it with a shroud.

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Mary Louise "Lou" Rodeen

The first woman to be accepted into the Northwestern University Band.

Anne Jennings

First African-American registered nurse to graduate from Hartford Hospital School

Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Joyce Brock

Created one of the first modeling agencies and schools for African-Americans

Jill Saward

Rape victim became an advocate for victims of sexual assault

Willie Evans

Buffalo football star whose 1958 team refused to play in a bowl game banning black players

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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