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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  December 2, 2016

Died December 2  ›

Desi Arnaz played many roles during his life...

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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.

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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.

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

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Mary Crocker Fassett

An accomplished artist whose work has been featured in galleries in America and France

William Ziegler

Former New Orleans firefighter whose humorous obituary went viral

Mary Louise "Lou" Rodeen

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

Joyce Brock

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

Anne Jennings

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

William "Bill" Covington

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

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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