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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  December 18, 2017

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Comedian Chris Farley knew how to make people laugh.

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

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Louise A. Hutchinson

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

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

Bob Sheridan

Beloved grandfather who appreciated family, humor, and good automobiles.

Hobert Nelson

The sketch artist they called "The cop who caught crooks with his pencil, not his gun"

Ned Garver

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

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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