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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  June 24, 2017

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Jackie Gleason was a fixture on early TV...

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A traditional New Orleans jazz funeral starts with somber music. It's only after the burial that the band cuts loose with raucous, celebratory tunes.

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-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.

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Hobert Nelson

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

Dane R. Balcon

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

Ned Garver

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

Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Bob Sheridan

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

Victor Segura

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

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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