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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  May 28, 2017

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Gary Coleman rocketed to stardom in late 1970s...

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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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There are more than 200 euphemisms for death in the English language, from 'shuffled off this mortal coil' to 'with the ancestors'.

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