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SOLO FLIGHT TO CALIFORNIA ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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In the first flight of its kind, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart
departed Wheeler Field in Honolulu,
Hawaii, on a solo flight to
North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000
award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day,
after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at
Oakland Airport in Oakland,
California.

 

 

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Amelia Earhart stands in the cockpit of her Lockheed Vega
5C (NR-965Y) surrounded by a large crowd after completing
her nonstop solo flight from Hawaii to Oakland, California,

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Amelia Mary Earhart
(July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937)

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SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT ON THIS DAY IN 1903

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Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the
first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and
covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.

Who Were The Wright Brothers? - Teachers (U.S. National Park Service)

Experience the Wright Brothers National Museum in Dayton, Ohio
The Wright Flyer at Carillon Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 79 today

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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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