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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  September 24, 2017

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Dr. Seuss was one of the best-loved and prolific children's authors.

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U.S. military tradition calls for a three-volley salute at a veteran’s funeral. A rifle party fires blank cartridges three times.

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Each person must live their life as a model for others.
-Rosa Parks

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Some Chinese funeral attendees are given a red thread, which they tie around their front doorknob to ward off bad luck.

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Bob Sheridan

Beloved grandfather who appreciated family, humor, and good automobiles.

Ned Garver

One of only 2 MLB pitchers to win 20 games on a team that lost more than 100 games.

Dane R. Balcon

Army specialist tragically died in Iraq; his legacy lives on in memorial scholarship fund

Victor Segura

Entered heaven at the age of 89. His last words: "I am ready to go dancing and romancing."

Hobert Nelson

The sketch artist they called "The cop who caught crooks with his pencil, not his gun"

Louise A. Hutchinson

Reporter was the first woman to overnight at the South Pole.

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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