Nov 2, 2017
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
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