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Christopher Columbus and his ship, the Santa Maria. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev speaking at the UN Assembly in 1960.

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On this  day in 1947, a United States Army Air Forces balloon crashed at a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. Following wide initial interest in the crashed "flying disc", the US military stated that it was merely a conventional weather balloon. Interest subsequently waned until the late 1970s, when Ufologists began
promoting a variety of increasingly elaborate
conspiracy theories, claiming
that one or more alien spacecraft had crash-landed and that the
extraterrestrial occupants had been recovered by the military, which then engaged in a cover-
up
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In the 1990s, the US military published two reports disclosing the true nature
of the crashed object: a nuclear test surveillance balloon from
Project Mogul.

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Roswell Army Air Field Intelligence Officer Jesse Marcel, sr. holding
foil debris from Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash site.

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North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War on this
day in 1950.

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On this day in 1927, 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh (above) became
the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
Ocean, taking off from New York’s Roosevelt Field and arriving in
Paris, France 33.5 hours later.

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Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis on the way to Paris.

Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris having just flown solo over the Atlantic © Getty

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Crowds race to meet Charles Lindbergh after he lands the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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Plaque at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.    
  
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On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland; she
landed in Ireland nearly 15 hours later, becoming the first woman
to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    
      

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

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