• Joachim Roenneberg Aug 30, 1919 - Oct 21, 2018

    Joachim Roenneberg was a World War II hero who led a team of five Norwegian resistance fighters on a daring raid to blow up a Nazi heavy water plant in German occupied Norway.

  • Todd Bol Oct 18, 2018

    Todd Bol is the founder of the non-profit Little Free Libraries which now has free libraries on lawns in 88 countries. Bol built the first little library in 2009 in the shape of a schoolhouse to honor his mom, June, who was a book lover and teacher. People liked it and the idea spread. Bol and his partner Rick Brooks created the non-profit Little Free Library in 2012.

  • Albert Lexie Oct 16, 2018

    Albert Lexie shined shoes two days a week at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh from 1981 until he retired in 2013. He dropped out of school in eighth grade and started working as a shoe-shiner. The hospital said he earned about $10,000 a year, donating over $200,000 in tips. He donated his tips to the hospital because he wanted to help the children feel better. The money went to the free care fund to help those who did not have adequate health insurance.

  • Paul Allen Jan 21, 1953 - Oct 15, 2018

    Paul Allen (1953 – 2018) co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates. The duo started Microsoft in 1975. When IBM contracted Microsoft to provide the operating system for their personal computers, the company gained success.

  • Jim Taylor Sep 20, 1935 - Oct 13, 2018

    Fullback Jim Taylor (1935 – 2018) helped lead Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers to four NFL championship titles in the 1960s and a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I in 1967. Taylor was known for his toughness on the field, running over defenders.

  • Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, has killed at least 18 people.

  • Audrey Wells Apr 29, 1960 - Oct 4, 2018

    Audrey Wells was a writer and director whose work includes "Under the Tuscan Sun," "A Dog's Purpose," and "The Game Plan." Her last project was writing the screenplay for "The Hate U Give," a drama based on the 2017 novel by Angie Thomas. The movie was released in some cities on October 5, one day after she passed away.