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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 Victorian families hired professional mourners to attend a loved one’s funeral. Their loud and public wailing would encourage others to weep.

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

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Did You Know?

What’s the difference between a funeral and a memorial service? A memorial service is held without the remains present.

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

William "Bill" Covington

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

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

Duncan Gray Jr.

Episcopal bishop and civil-rights advocate from Mississippi

Carolyn Berkley

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

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

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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