Gladys I Miller (1918 - 1994)

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Leavenworth National Cemetery
Section 41-A Row 20 Site 11,
150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, Ks

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Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas

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Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: LTC
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii

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1918 - In the year that Gladys I Miller was born, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

1925 - She was only 7 years old when on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

1932 - By the time she was just 14 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

1990 - Gladys was 72 years old when after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

1994 - In the year of Gladys I Miller's passing, on May 6th, the Channel Tunnel or "Chunnel" was officially opened. The Chunnel is a railway tunnel beneath the English Channel that connects Great Britain to mainland France. Original plans for such a tunnel were developed in 1802 and approved by Napoleon Bonaparte but the British rejected the plan fearing that Napoleon would use the railway to invade.

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Gladys I Miller died on August 24, 1994 at age 76. No cause of death has been entered for Gladys. She was buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery Section 41-A Row 20 Site 11, Leavenworth, Ks. She was born on July 22, 1918. We have no information about Gladys's surviving family. We know that Gladys I Miller had been residing in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

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