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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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V-J Day 75th anniversary: 5 things on Japan's WWII surrender - Los Angeles Times

Final Mission: Staging Japan's Surrender | airspacemag.com | Air & Space Magazine

 

Japan exhibits original document of WWII Instrument of Surrender
The original Instrument of Surrender of Japan’s surrender to the
Allied Forces in World War II is shown at an exhibition held by
the Japanese Foreign Ministry,

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

Image 1 - Jackie Robinson 1954 Topps #10 -Brooklyn Dodgers HOF - PSA 3 VG Very Good

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, become the first
African American player in Major League Baseball when he
stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the
Brooklyn Dodgers.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

 

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At noon April 10, 1912, the White Star Liner Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from the docks of Southampton UK to New York
Harbor.

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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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CREW SAVED BY JFK ON THIS DAY IN 1943

Did JFK's Order Sink PT-109? | Naval History Magazine - February ...
Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, right, and his PT-109 crew are shown somewhere in the South Pacific, July 1943.

On August 1, 1943, a Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol
torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive
other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two
crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt.
John F.
Kennedy
. His actions made him a war hero.

 

How JFK Earned Two Medals in World War II - HISTORY

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