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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  January 22, 2018

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Heath Ledger began his acting career with...

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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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-Rosa Parks

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

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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.

Bob Sheridan

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

Dane R. Balcon

Army specialist tragically died in Iraq; his legacy lives on in memorial scholarship fund

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."

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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