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August 26 – d. Charles Lindbergh, American aviator (Spirit of St. Louis) (b. 1902)

Aviation legend Charles Lindbergh and his famous plane the Spirit of St Louis.

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Charles Lindbergh survolant Paris avec son avion The Spirit of St Louis, 1927

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Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) was an American pilot and the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight in 1927 made him one of America's early celebrity heroes. He received a New York ticker-tape parade, and newspapers breathlessly covered his every move. I chose this photo because it shows his success as a pilot.

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American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Lindbergh (1902- 1974) poses with the 'Spirit of St Louis,' the plane he used to make the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic, May 1927.

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Born on February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in his plane Spirit of St. Louis.

Charles Lindbergh an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field[N 1] located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France.

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In 1927, a group of St. Louis businessmen gave financial backing to the first solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. The pilot was Charles Lindbergh and the plane was named “The Spirit of St. Louis.” www.stlarchs.org

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Minnesotan Charles Lindbergh began the first-ever trans-Atlantic flight on May 20, 1927. Share details about this historic event with your students.

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