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Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Atlantic...

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May 21, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1932 

* Amelia Earhart - transatlantic flight
* 1st woman to achieve solo
* Airplane flight begins (1st report)

The front page has one column headings: "MISS EARHART FLIES ALONE FOR PARIS ON 'LINDBERGH DAY'" "With Fair Sky, Wind Aiding, She Takes Off at Day's End From Harbor Grace, Nfld." "Due At Goal This Morning" and more. (see) Text continues inside with photo and map. (see) This was the first female solo flight across the Atlantic. See the hyperlink for more. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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