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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  August 24, 2016

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Louis Prima is known for his timeless songs and larger than life personality.

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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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Did You Know?

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

Carolyn Berkley

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

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

Penni Pearson Beuf

Award-winning pastel artist and actress

Dr. Ben Branscomb

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

Duncan Gray Jr.

Episcopal bishop and civil-rights advocate from Mississippi

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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