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FLIGHT COMPLETED ON THIS DAY IN 1949

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Lucky Lady II

The plane landed at Carswell Air Force Base at 10:31 AM, two minutes before the estimated time of arrival calculated at take-off.
at take-off.

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The fuselage of Lucky Lady ll is currently on display at the Planes of Fame
Museum in Chino, California.

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IT’LL TICKLE YORE INNARDS !

mountain dew

The original formula of Mountain Dew was invented in the 1940s as a mixer for hard liquor by Tennessee beverage bottlers Barney and Ally Hartman. A revised formula
was created in 1958. The Mountain Dew brand and production rights were acquired
by the Pepsi-Cola company in 1964 and distribution expanded more widely across
the U.S. 



1966

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ACE FIGHTER PILOT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1892

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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (May 2, 1892 – April 21, 1918)

                     

Baron Von Richthofen is best known as “The Red Baron”, a German
fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service during World 
War I. He is considered the top
ace of that war, being officially
credited with 80
air combat victories, more than any other pilot.

He remains quite possibly the most widely-known fighter pilot of all 
time, and has been the subject of many books and films. 

 

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Snoopy’s imaginary battles against the Red Baron began in the comic
strip in October 1965.

the red baron 2

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LINDBERGH TOOK OFF FOR PARIS ON THIS DATE IN 1927

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Charles Lindbergh beside Spirit of St. Louis before take off (below) on May
20th from
Roosevelt Field in Garden City, Nassau County, New York.

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Nearly a thousand people assembled at Roosevelt Field to see Charles Lindbergh off on his historic flight.

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FIRST WOMAN BREAKS SOUND BARRIER ON THIS DATE IN 1953

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Jacqueline Cochran stands in front of the Canadian-built F-86 Sabre jet, in which
she became the first woman to break the sound barrier. Cochran flew over Rogers
Dry Lake, California at an average speed of 652.337 miles-per-hour. Among her
other aviation firsts: She was the first woman to take off from an aircraft carrier, the
first woman to reach Mach 2, the first pilot to make a blind instrument landing and
the first woman inducted into the Aviation Hall of Fame.

cochran later
1962

        cochran stamp

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