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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  May 24, 2017

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Duke Ellington was one of the most influential...

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Ancient Greeks and Romans placed a coin in the mouth of the deceased as payment to the ferryman Charon for passage across the river Styx to the afterlife.

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