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Friday, July 17, 2020

A trip to the last century!

1927: Charles Lindbergh

In 1927, Charles Lindbergh made history when he flew a single-seat monoplane from New York to Paris, becoming the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic. Five years later, Lindbergh's 20-month-old son was kidnapped from his nursery. Ten weeks later, the baby's body was found by a truck driver four miles away from their home. The event—a tabloid sensation at the time—ultimately led to the passing of the "Lindbergh law” which makes crossing state lines a federal offense during a kidnapping.
The famous aviator is pictured here standing on his plane in this photo from Getty Images.

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