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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  October 20, 2017

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Burt Lancaster built his acting career on an all-American image...

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A traditional New Orleans jazz funeral starts with somber music. It's only after the burial that the band cuts loose with raucous, celebratory tunes.

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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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Ned Garver

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

Victor Segura

Entered heaven at the age of 89. His last words: "I am ready to go dancing and romancing."

Bob Sheridan

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

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