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« on: August 14, 2007, 09:57:40 pm »

1900
•   In December, three lighthouse keepers working on the Flannan Isles (off the northwestern coast of Scotland) disappeared.
 1907
•   German scientists Walter von Knebel and Max Rudloff visited Askja in Iceland to study the caldera. While exploring Φskjuvatn in a small boat, they disappeared without a trace.
 1909
•   Etta Place — associate of Butch Cassidy and the girlfriend of the Sundance Kid.
•   Joshua Slocum — an American seaman and adventurer (the first man to sail single-handedly around the world) disappeared in November 1909 while aboard his sloop-rigged fishing boat that he had named Spray.
•   Passengers and crew of the Waratah (ship), which disappeared in the Indian Ocean on a voyage from South Africa.
 1910
•   Dorothy Arnold — Manhattan socialite and perfume heiress, last seen in New York City on December 12, 1910.
 1913
•   Ambrose Bierce — American author and journalist, disappeared without a trace during travels in Mexico. Last confirmed alive December 26, 1913 in Chihuahua.
 1914
•   F. Lewis Clark — Idaho businessman.
 1917
•   Georges Guynemer — French combat aviator.
 1918
•   Crew of USS Cyclops.
•   Jόri Vilms, Estonian statesman.
•   Although accounts of their execution emerged early on, the main members of the ruling Romanov royal family of Russia were officially missing from 1918 until 1991, when all but two of their bodies were found in a mass grave in the woods outside Yekaterinburg in Russia. Not present were the bodies of the Tsarevich Alexei and one of his older sisters (believed to be either Maria or Anastasia), and so they are still considered missing (although some Russian scientists dispute this). Anastasia's identity was claimed by Anna Anderson, but DNA testing disproved her claim.
•   Arthur Cravan, French proto-dadaist writer and art critic, disappeared near Salina Cruz, Mexico in November, 1918, most likely drowning during a sailing trip in the Pacific Ocean.
 1920
•   Victor Grayson — British socialist politician, probably murdered
 1921
•   Charles White Whittlesey — American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for commanding the Lost Battalion during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. He disappeared from a passenger ship bound for Havana, Cuba.
 1924
•   Andrew Irvine and his climbing partner George Mallory did not return from a two-man climb toward the summit of Mount Everest. After being missing for 75 years, Mallory's body was found in 1999. Irvine's body is still missing. A Chinese climber believed in 1975 that he had sighted it, but his own accidental death not long after meant the find was never confirmed. Some experts believe he had seen Mallory's body.
 1925
•   Percy Fawcett — British archaeologist and explorer. Disappeared with his son Jack while searching for a lost city believed to exist in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil
 1927
•   Charles Nungesser — French aviator who disappeared with his navigator, Francois Coli, on May 8, 1927 while attempting an east-to-west flight to North America, only two weeks before Lindbergh's successful flight from New York to Paris
 1928
•   Six members of Umberto Nobile's Italia expion to the North Pole, carried off by the remains of their airship after it crashed.
•   Roald Amundsen — Norwegian explorer — In 1928, his plane crashed in the Arctic Ocean while heading to join the Nobile rescue effort. His body was never found.
•   Glen and Bessie Hyde — Newlyweds who disappeared while attempting to raft the Colorado River rapids of the Grand Canyon.
 1930
•   Joseph F. Crater — Associate Justice of the New York Supreme Court, last seen August 6, 1930, entering a New York City taxi cab. His disappearance became the subject of widespread media attention and a grand jury investigation.
•   Emil Kauppi — Finnish composer, disappeared, last seen on October 1930.
 1934
•   Wallace D. Fard, founder of the Nation of Islam. In 1934, after conferring leadership of the Nation of Islam to his protegι Elijah Muhammad, he left Detroit, where he had been living, and disappeared without a trace while in the custody of the Chicago police department. The Nation of Islam maintained that he had returned to Mecca, but rumors persisted that he had been murdered by the Chicago police or by Elijah Muhammad.
•   Everett Ruess, American writer and artist known for his vagrant lifestyle and his statements on life and adventure. At the age of 20 he went into the Utah desert with two burros and never returned. His remains have never been found.
 1936
•   Joseph Rodriguez — 4-year-old child and resident of Spanish Harlem, New York City, who disappeared in 1936 while playing with friends. Although Rodriguez' aunt received a telegram informing her that her nephew had been injured and would return home shortly, Joseph never appeared. There was no further communication from the writer and no trace of Joseph's body was ever found.
 1937
•   Amelia Earhart — Famous American aviator, missing since July 2, 1937, while in flight in the South Pacific (along with her navigator) while attempting to circumnavigate the globe. There are various theories, rumours, and legends regarding her disappearance.
•   Fred Noonan — Also missing since July 2, 1937; was Earhart's navigator.
•   Sigizmund Levanevsky, a famous Soviet aviator, missing since about Aug. 13, 1937. He and a six-man crew attempted to make a historic flight from Moscow to the United States by way of the North Pole. They did not reach their destination, and their last radio message mentioned weather problems.
 1938
•   Ettore Majorana, Italian physicist. Disappeared during a boat trip from Naples to Palermo.
•   Andrew Carnegie Whitfield — nephew of steel magnate Andrew Carnegie, disappeared while piloting a small airplane over Long Island, New York.
 1939
•   Richard Halliburton, author and adventurer. On March 3, 1939, Halliburton set off from Hong Kong aboard a custom-built Chinese junk, intending to sail to San Francisco in time for the World's Fair. On March 24, a typhoon overtook the ship, and neither the ship nor Halliburton were ever recovered.
•   Lloyd L. Gaines, central figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He successfully sued for admission the Law School at the University of Missouri in 1938. He left his fraternity house to buy stamps and disappeared
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