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Carole Lombard  (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  January 16, 2017

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Carole Lombard was one of Hollywood's top stars in the 1930s

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

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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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Anne Jennings

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

Willie Evans

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

Mary Louise "Lou" Rodeen

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

Jill Saward

Rape victim became an advocate for victims of sexual assault

Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Joyce Brock

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

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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