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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  August 24, 2016

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Louis Prima is known for his timeless songs and larger than life personality.

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Some Chinese funeral attendees are given a red thread, which they tie around their front doorknob to ward off bad luck.

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Each person must live their life as a model for others.
-Rosa Parks

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Did You Know?

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

Funny Obituaries

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Dr. Ben Branscomb

One of the founders of modern pulmonary medicine and early clean air activist

William Ziegler

Former New Orleans firefighter whose humorous obituary went viral

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

William "Bill" Covington

One of the first African Americans to integrate the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Force.

Carolyn Berkley

Founder and Superintendent of A+ Arts Academy in Columbus, OH

Duncan Gray Jr.

Episcopal bishop and civil-rights advocate from Mississippi

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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