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1920s: the first ever in-flight movie

Before digital screens and a huge catalog of movies for passengers
to choose from, in-flight entertainment looked rather different too.

This fascinating photo above was captured on 6 April 1925 and
shows a group of men gathered around a single screen about
to watch the first ever in-flight movie. It’s thought that one of the
earliest films to be shown up high was The Lost World, a silent
adventure movie adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1912 novel
of the same name.

Jeff Rapsis / Silent Film Music: Coming up this weekend: Two screenings of 'The Lost World' (1925)

The Lost World | The lost world, Silent movie, Silent film

The Lost World 1925. By Willis O'Brien | Silent horror, The lost world, Of monsters and men

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Famous Firsts by Hispanic Americans timeline | Timetoast timelines

On September 30, 1822, Joseph Marion Hernández (1788-1857) 
became the first Hispanic to be elected to the
United States

Born a Spanish citizen, Hernández would die in Cuba, but in
between he became the
first Hispanic American to serve at
the highest levels of any of three branches of the American
federal government.

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At 5:45 PM on September 30, 1955, 24-year-old actor James
Dean was killed in Cholame, California, when the Porsche
he is driving hits a Ford Tudor sedan at an intersection.

The driver of the other car, 23-year-old California Polytechnic
State University student Donald Turnupseed, was dazed but
mostly uninjured; Dean’s passenger, German mechanic Rolf
Wütherich was badly injured but survived.

Only one of Dean’s movies, “East of Eden,” had been released
at the time of his death (“Rebel Without a Cause” and “Giant”
opened shortly afterward), but he was already on his way to superstardom—and the crash made him a legend.

James Dean loved racing cars, and in fact he and his brand-
new, $7000 Porsche Spyder convertible were on their way
to a race in Salinas, 90 miles south of San Francisco.

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Battle at Yorktown 1781 | American revolutionary war, American war of independence ...

The Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, the decisive battle in
America’s shocking triumph over the mighty British
Empire in its War of Independence, began on this day
in history, Sept. 28, 1781.

The siege ended three weeks later, on Oct. 19, with the
surrender of the British garrison led by Lord Charles

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Painting depicts the surrender of the British at Yorktown.

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Ted Williams 1918-2002 / 'Splendid' career

On September 28, 1941, the last day of Major League Baseball’s
regular season, the Boston Red Sox’s Ted Williams got six hits
in eight at-bats during a doubleheader in Philadelphia, boosting
his average to .406. He becomes the first player since 1930 to hit
.400. "I guess I’ll be satisfied with that thrill out there today," he
tells the Boston Globe about hitting .400. "… I never wanted
anything harder in my life."

In addition to his .406 batting average—no major league player
since Williams has hit .400—the left fielder led the big leagues
with 37 homers, 135 runs and a slugging average of .735.

Williams, nicknamed “The Splendid Splinter” and “The Thumper”,       
began his big-league career with the Red Sox in 1939.

Ted Williams, a baseball legend and member of the Hall of Fame, who died in 2002, is pictured in ...

Theodore Samuel Williams
(August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

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