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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  July 30, 2016

Died July 30  ›

Claudette Colbert took home an Oscar for her work on "It Happened One Night."

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

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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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Dr. Ben Branscomb

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

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

Margaret Heldt

Hairdresser who created the iconic Beehive hairstyle

Duncan Gray Jr.

Episcopal bishop and civil-rights advocate from Mississippi

Carolyn Berkley

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

John McLaughlin

Animator who created the pre-show roller coaster sequence for Regal Cinemas

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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