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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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To prepare it for burial, Muslim tradition requires that same-sex family members wash the body an odd number of times before covering it with a shroud.

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

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U.S. military tradition calls for a three-volley salute at a veteran’s funeral. A rifle party fires blank cartridges three times.

Funny Obituaries

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Dr. Ben Branscomb

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

Carolyn Berkley

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

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

William Ziegler

Former New Orleans firefighter whose humorous obituary went viral

William "Bill" Covington

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

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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