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Women's Air Derby... Amelia Earhart...

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August 19, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 19, 1929

* 1st Women's Air Derby begins
* "Powder Puff Derby"
* Amelia Earhart & more

The front page has one column headings: "19 WOMEN FLIERS BEGIN AIR DERBY" "Full Field Reaches San Bernardino, Cal., Completing the First Lap" "Miss Earhart Competes" and more. (see) Text continues inside with photos of 4 of the competitors which includes Amelia Earhart and Ruth Nichols. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The first Women’s Air Derby during the 1929 National Air Races, commonly known as the “Powder Puff Derby”, was the first official women-only air race in the United States. Nineteen pilots took off from Santa Monica, California, on August 18, 1929 (another left the next day). Fifteen made it to Cleveland, Ohio, nine days later.

Category: The 20th Century

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