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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  July 30, 2016

Died July 30  ›

Claudette Colbert took home an Oscar for her work on "It Happened One Night."

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Did You Know?

There are more than 200 euphemisms for death in the English language, from 'shuffled off this mortal coil' to 'with the ancestors'.

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

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Some Victorian families hired professional mourners to attend a loved one’s funeral. Their loud and public wailing would encourage others to weep.

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Dr. Ben Branscomb

One of the founders of modern pulmonary medicine and early clean air activist

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

Margaret Heldt

Hairdresser who created the iconic Beehive hairstyle

John McLaughlin

Animator who created the pre-show roller coaster sequence for Regal Cinemas

Carolyn Berkley

Founder and Superintendent of A+ Arts Academy in Columbus, OH

Duncan Gray Jr.

Episcopal bishop and civil-rights advocate from Mississippi

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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