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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  August 28, 2016

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Emmett Till's death was a major catalyst for the civil rights movement.

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Did You Know?

There are more than 200 euphemisms for death in the English language, from 'shuffled off this mortal coil' to 'with the ancestors'.

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

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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.

Funny Obituaries

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

Carolyn Berkley

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

Duncan Gray Jr.

Episcopal bishop and civil-rights advocate from Mississippi

Dr. Ben Branscomb

One of the founders of modern pulmonary medicine and early clean air activist

William "Bill" Covington

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

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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