Archive for August 18th, 2012

HAS DEBRIS OF LOST PLANE BEEN FOUND?

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Amelia Earhart

(Reuters) – A team of researchers trying to solve the mystery of aviator
Amelia Earhart’s 1937 disappearance said on Friday that underwater
video from a Pacific island has revealed a field of man-made debris
that could be remnants of her plane.

The footage was collected in July by The International Group for Historic
Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) during a $2.2 million expedition to Nikumaroro
in the Republic of Kiribati.

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Amelia Earhart‘s Lockheed Model 10 Electra 

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Underwater video showing  a semicircle at top (the fender?) and a round object
off to right
. (Click to enlarge)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Charles Robert Redford, Jr. is 76 today

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A young Robert Redford as Mr. Death from The Twilight Zone 
episode “Nothing In The Dark”, Jan. 5, 1962

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EXPEDITION LEADER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1774

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     Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809)

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lewis and clark

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