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MISSING IN ACTION ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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


Glenn Miller was a big-band trombonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader
in the
swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1942,
leading
one of the best-known big bands
. Miller’s recordings include "In the
Mood
", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo
Choo
", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo",
"
American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer’s Tune", and "Little Brown
Jug"
. In just four years Glenn Miller scored 16 number-one records and 69
top ten hits—more than
Elvis Presley (38 top 10s) and the Beatles (33 top - 
10s) did in their careers.
   
       

In 1942, Miller volunteered to join the U.S. military to entertain troops during
World War II, ending up with the U.S. Army Air Forces. On December 15,
1944, while flying to Paris, Miller’s aircraft disappeared in bad weather over
the
English Channel. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

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It was on this day in 1975.    
    
    

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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) signed
into law the Social Security Act that established Medicare and
Medicaid. It went into effect the following year.

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Wrecked warehouses and scattered debris after the explosion.

The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was
an act of
sabotage by German agents to destroy American-made munitions
that were to be supplied to the
Allies in World War I. This incident, which
happened prior to American entry into the war, is also notable for causing
damage to the
Statue of Liberty.


The Lehigh Valley pier after the blast.

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The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on
this day in 1945. The ship had just delivered key components of the
Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out
of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

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The USS Indianapolis in San Diego Harbor prior to the attack.

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Ford at age 25.

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Henry Ford
(July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

Founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, developed the assembly-
line process for mass production. One of his first cars was the Model T
(below).

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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 70 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger served as the governor
of California from 2003 to 2011. His best known films include Conan the Barbarian
(1982) Predator (1987), The Terminator series (beginning in 1984), and Total Recall
(1990). He decided to pursue a career as a bodybuilder at age fourteen, despite demonstrating ability in football. He became the youngest person to win the Mr.
Universe contest when he was 20.

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