On this day, November 5th, 1991, Ian Robert Maxwell is found in Atlantic Ocean after falling from his yacht. Maxwell rose from poverty after building an extensive publishing empire. Among his holdings were The New York Daily News, which was ailing when he purchased the paper. His financial difficulties led to speculation that he may have committed suicide, although rumors were never confirmed.
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