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All Saints and Day of the Dead are part of a 3-day festival that remembers the lives of those who passed before us. This quiz honors the lives and contributions of ten Americans who died this year:
- Nov 7 Janet Reno, 78, American lawyer and politician, first female U.S. Attorney General (1993–2001)
- Dec 8 John Glenn, 95, American astronaut (Mercury-Atlas 6) and politician, U.S. Senator from Ohio (1974–1999
- Dec 9 Edwin Benson, 85, American teacher, last speaker of the Mandan language
- Dec 30 Huston Smith, 97, American religious scholar and author
- Jan 14 Kevin Starr, 76, American historian and librarian
- Feb 18 Norma McCorvey, 69, American political activist, plaintiff in U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade
- Feb 22 Eni Faleomavaega, 73, American Samoan politician and attorney, Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives (1989–2015), Lieutenant Governor (1985–1989).
- Mar 14 Lillie Mae Bradford, 88, American civil rights activist.
- July 23 Thomas Fleming, 90, American writer and historian (American Revolution)
- Oct 18 Rita Henley Jensen, 70, American journalist, founder of Women's eNews
Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2016 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_2017
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