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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – December 15, 1944)

People magazine recently reported a retired trawlerman from
England is “utterly convinced” he pulled up the wreck of the
famed American bandleader’s aircraft in his fishing net 32 years
ago. And now, U.S.-based historical aircraft researchers from
TIGHAR say his account is “totally credible.”

According to TIGHAR, which stands for The International Group
for Historic Aircraft Recovery, the man was advised to drop his
unusual catch back into the English Channel, where it has
remained ever since. But he recorded the coordinates and the
magazine noted it is this key piece of evidence that may finally
lead to the site of Miller’s final resting place.

Miller, recognized as “the hottest recording artist of his era,”
dominated the swing music scene during his lifetime and was
famous for his self-penned signature tune, 1939’s “Moonlight

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A C-64 Norseman aircraft (above) is similar to the one Glenn Miller
was traveling to Paris in when it disappeared over the English 
Channel on December 15, 1944.


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More than 6,000 people were killed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake 
hit the city of Kobe, Japan on this day in 1995. It was the most severe 
earthquake to affect that region this century. The economic loss as a result of this earthquake is estimated to reach $200

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

Benjamin Franklin was one of the
Founding Fathers of the
United States
. He was a leading author, printer, political
, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist,
inventor, humorist, civic
activist, statesman, and

Franklin was a major figure in the history of physics for
his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an
inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and
the Franklin stove, among other inventions.

Benjamin Franklin wrote under the pseudonym Mrs. Silence
Dogood, and published provocative letters. He was the first
United States Ambassador to France, where he advocated
religious tolerance.

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