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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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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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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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Louise A. Hutchinson

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

Ned Garver

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

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.

Victor Segura

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

Dane R. Balcon

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

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