On 20 May 1927, Charles Lindbergh left New York and made the first solo flight across the Atlantic.
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When Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon, NASA had his heart wired up. You can start the bidding for the EKG at $200.
In Londonderry, Ireland on 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart landed her plane after flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Because when you’re signing a $96 million contract, you don’t fly Southwest.
The Secretary of State gives valuable face time to Earhart enthusiasts.
Howard Hughes was a dashing millionaire who’d just turned 32 years old when he set a new speed record for a transcontinental flight on 19 January 1937.
If he’d waited a few days he could have been born on December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day. Which would have been fitting.
Happy birthday to Bessie Coleman, who was born on this day in 1892.With Black History Month coming up, it’s only natural to toss Coleman an extra salute. She was a rare bird.