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6 of history's forgotten stories

From "The Man Who Shot The Man Who Shot Lincoln" by Graeme Donald, here are six stories that you didn't hear in history class.


2. George Elliott: the private who first saw the Japanese approaching Pearl Harbor

Private George Elliott, who was at a radar observation station, saw a large blip on the equipment at 7:02 a.m. on December 7, 1941 – a blip so big that it looked like a malfunction of the system. He and the man he was working with called an administrative phone line and finally spoke with Lieutenant Kermit Tyler, who assumed they just saw a group of incoming B-17s that was expected to come in. Elliott continued to insist it was something else. "Don't worry about it," Tyler said. "Go get some breakfast." Elliott left the station.

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