Today in History
May 20, 1927
Charles A. Lindbergh and his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, take off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, to make the first nonstop, solo transatlantic flight in history, landing successfully 33.5 hours later at Le Bourget Aerodrome in Paris, France. He wins a $25,000 prize for completing the 3,610-mile trip. Lindbergh's plane, a specially designed single-engine Ryan, is now on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Today's Feature History Article
Anne Morrow Lindbergh chronicled the flights made with her celebrated husband
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