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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  February 21, 2017

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Malcolm X was one of the most influential African-American leaders...

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

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CULTURE AND TRENDS  |  February 9, 2017

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It’s often in the obituaries where an everyday couple’s great romance is finally told.

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To prepare it for burial, Muslim tradition requires that same-sex family members wash the body an odd number of times before covering it with a shroud.

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Mary Louise "Lou" Rodeen

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

Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Willie Evans

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

Joyce Brock

Created one of the first modeling agencies and schools for African-Americans

Jill Saward

Rape victim became an advocate for victims of sexual assault

Anne Jennings

First African-American registered nurse to graduate from Hartford Hospital School

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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