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Kay Yow (AP/Sara D. Davis)

DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  January 24, 2017

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Kay Yow led the North Carolina State women's basketball team to over 700 wins...

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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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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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Allan Williams

The first manager of the Beatles

Joyce Brock

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

Mary Louise "Lou" Rodeen

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

Anne Jennings

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

Willie Evans

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

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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