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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/today-history-monday-dec-15-2014
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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
Sports
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
Sports
From Gustavus to Antarctica

...to setting and resetting the men's and women's world records over the next two years for swimming across the English Channel, to becoming the first person to swim one mile through 32-degree water to the shore of Antarctica in 2002. Cox...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071504/thi_coldswim.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
Sports
This Day in History

...Uruguay declared independence from Brazil. In 1875, Capt. Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, getting from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours. In 1944, during World War II, Paris was liberated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082504/sta_history.shtml
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This Day in History

...World War I Battle of Verdun. In 1944, a single-engine plane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel while en route to Paris. In 1961, former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death by an Israeli court...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121503/sta_thisday.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...safely around the world for over 20 years. Their routes include the Irish Sea, the North Sea, Scandinavia, the English Channel, Tasmania and Japan. These are all-season, open-ocean and inland routes. Our ferries will be built and operated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040500/Ope_myturn.shtml
A tunnel to peace?

...Honshu and Hokkaido islands, the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Chunnel under the English Channel and the planned Gibraltar, Bosphorus and Sakhalin tunnels. Incidental, playing on the name Chunnel, the Bering...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060307/opi_20070603017.shtml
Opinion
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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