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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  October 21, 2017

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Jack Kerouac was one of the most famous of the Beat Generation...

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Japan has one of the highest cremation rates in the world - 99.9% (compared to approximately 40% in the United States).

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Ned Garver

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

Louise A. Hutchinson

Reporter was the first woman to overnight at the South Pole.

Hobert Nelson

The sketch artist they called "The cop who caught crooks with his pencil, not his gun"

Bob Sheridan

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

Dane R. Balcon

Army specialist tragically died in Iraq; his legacy lives on in memorial scholarship fund

Victor Segura

Entered heaven at the age of 89. His last words: "I am ready to go dancing and romancing."

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