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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Wiley Hardeman Post
(November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1927

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Charles Lindbergh takes off in the Spirit of St. Louis.

 

At 7:52 a.m., aviator Charles A. Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt
Field on Long Island,
New York, on the world’s first solo, nonstop
flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the first ever nonstop flight
between New York to Paris.

 

 

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MONEY MAKING MAN DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1976

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

Howard Hughes was a business magnate and famed aviation
pioneer.
He was one of the richest men to emerge from the
American West during the 20th century.

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The largest wooden airplane ever constructed, and flown
only one time by Howard Hughes, the Spruce Goose.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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On January 14, 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) became the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the
Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed
the Dixie Clipper (below) to a
World War II strategy meeting with
Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa.

 

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Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) with Winston Churchill at the
Casablanca Conference, January 22, 1943.

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CRASH LANDING MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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United Flight 173 was a scheduled flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Portland International
Airport in Oregon. The jet ran out of fuel while troubleshooting
a landing gear problem and crashed in a suburban neighborhood
east of the city at 157th and Burnside. Ten passengers were killed
and 175 survived.

 

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1978 plane crash into Portland neighborhood killed 10, allowed a prisoner escape -- and haunted pilot - oregonlive.com

 

United Airlines 173 – The Need for CRM | GO FLIGHT MEDICINE

United Airlines Flight 173 crash site in Portland, OR (Google Maps)
The crash site as it looks today.

 

 

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