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Stories of America’s Past

Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of regular people who made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around and see what inspires you! — Kate Kelly

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On December 5, 1945, five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers (Flight 19) took off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 lost radio contact during the mission and never returned. A search-and-rescue flight, the Mariner, was also lost. These two incidents are part of what cemented the legend of the Bermuda Triangle.

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams (1860-1935)
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