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Ruth Nichols airplane flight record...

Item # 580416

March 06, 1931

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, March 6, 1931

* Ruth Nichols - aviatrix
* Altitude airplane flight record (women)

This 24 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page:
"RUTH NICHOLS SETS NEW RECORD" with photo of Nichols (see photos).

Nice to have on the front page. Other news of the day including period advertising. This issue has light browning with little margin wear, but is otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Ruth Rowland Nichols (23 February 1901 - 25 September 1960) was an aviation pioneer. She was the only woman yet to hold simultaneous world records for speed, altitude, and distance for a female pilot.

Category: The 20th Century