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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  August 28, 2016

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Emmett Till's death was a major catalyst for the civil rights movement.

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Japan has one of the highest cremation rates in the world - 99.9% (compared to approximately 40% in the United States).

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

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Did You Know?

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.

Funny Obituaries

Obituaries usually inspire tears, but a few unique souls would rather make us laugh.

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

William Ziegler

Former New Orleans firefighter whose humorous obituary went viral

Carolyn Berkley

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

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

William "Bill" Covington

One of the first African Americans to integrate the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Force.

Dr. Ben Branscomb

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

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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