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Today in History for Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

...single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller, a major in the U.S. Army Air Forces, disappeared over the English Channel while en route to Paris.On this date:In 1791, the Bill of Rights went into effect following ratification by Virginia...

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Today In Sports History

AUGUST 61926 - Gertrude Ederle, 19, of New York City becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel. She is timed in 14 hours and 31 minutes.1958 - Glen Davis of Columbus, Ohio, sets a world record in the 400 hurdles with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-06/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...against the Dodgers.1926 - Nineteen-year-old Gertrude Ederle of New York City becomes the first woman to swim the English Channel as she crosses the waterway in 14 hours, 31 minutes.1952 - Satchel Paige, 46, became the oldest pitcher in major...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-08-06/today-sports-history
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Cold swimmers raise money for new clinic

...between a mile or two," said Gordy Vernon, who wore a drysuit for the swim. "It's kind of like swimming the English Channel for the average Joe. You can dress any way you want, but after a half-hour something's got to be cold." Dr...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053001/Spo_Swimmers.html
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Photos: Alaska by kayak

...included the Isle of Wight, which they completed last September; the length of Thames, completed in February; the English Channel, completed in April; and the Scilly Isles from Lands End, completed in May. For their last challenge, which they...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071209/nei_462411513.shtml
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...between a mile or two," said Gordy Vernon, who wore a drysuit for the swim. "It's kind of like swimming the English Channel for the average Joe. You can dress any way you want, but after a half-hour something's got to be cold." Dr...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053001/Spo_Swimmers.shtml
Woman completes chilly swim

...swimmer, said she abided by "English Channel rules," swimming without a...course. Swimming the 21-mile English Channel is like the crown jewel of distance...Angeles. Along with swimming the English Channel, and a race around Manhattan...

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Speed limit exemption for winged ships

...government recently awarded a $600,000 prize to a company hoping to develop the same style fast ferry service across the English Channel. The Soviet Union built a monster 400-ton wing-in-ground craft missile launcher to roam the Black Sea in the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122107/loc_20071221031.shtml
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Challenge hooks open-water swimmers

...women's 25K events are this weekend. Though the roots of the sport can be traced to the first crossings of the English Channel in the late 1800s, it's relatively new in its current form. FINA, swimming's world governing body, started...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071905/spo_20050719001.shtml
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Baby shower more like an avalanche

...of fish. You've seen newsreels of the Normandy Invasion, with thousands of supply ships stretching across the English Channel as far as the eye can see? That will give you an idea of the minimum amount of things that you need to adequately...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122699/Ope_barry.html
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