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

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

INSPIRATIONAL LIVES

Ned Garver

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

Louise A. Hutchinson

Reporter was the first woman to overnight at the South Pole.

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

Victor Segura

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

Hobert Nelson

The sketch artist they called "The cop who caught crooks with his pencil, not his gun"

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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