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Estee Lauder  (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  April 24, 2017

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Estee Lauder turned a childhood interest into a cosmetics empire.

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Some Victorian families hired professional mourners to attend a loved one’s funeral. Their loud and public wailing would encourage others to weep.

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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.

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Bob Sheridan

Beloved grandfather who appreciated family, humor, and good automobiles.

Jill Saward

Rape victim became an advocate for victims of sexual assault

Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Ned Garver

One of only 2 MLB pitchers to win 20 games on a team that lost more than 100 games.

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.

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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