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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  April 23, 2017

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Cesar Chavez was one of history's greatest labor leaders...

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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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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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Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Ned Garver

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

Willie Evans

Buffalo football star whose 1958 team refused to play in a bowl game banning black players

Mary Louise "Lou" Rodeen

The first woman to be accepted into the Northwestern University Band.

Bob Sheridan

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

Jill Saward

Rape victim became an advocate for victims of sexual assault

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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