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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  April 26, 2018

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Lucille Ball won America's hearts...

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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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-Rosa Parks

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Though used interchangeably today, gravestones and tombstones were once two different things: the marker on top of a gravesite and the coffin's stone lid.

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

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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.

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."

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"

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-Mahatma Gandhi

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