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DIED TODAY IN HISTORY  |  July 21, 2017

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Alan Shepard was known for an experience that only a few...

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Japan has one of the highest cremation rates in the world - 99.9% (compared to approximately 40% in the United States).

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U.S. military tradition calls for a three-volley salute at a veteran’s funeral. A rifle party fires blank cartridges three times.

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

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Hobert Nelson

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

Victor Segura

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

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

Ned Garver

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

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Where there is love there is life.
-Mahatma Gandhi

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