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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  February 23, 2017

Died February 23  ›

Comedian Stan Laurel is known better as one-half of...

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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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Did You Know?

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.

Funny Obituaries

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Joyce Brock

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

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

Anne Jennings

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

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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