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Ruth Nichols airplane flight record...

Item # 585402

March 07, 1931

MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Tennessee, March 7, 1931 

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

This 18 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Ruth Nichols Hops to 30,000-Foot Record" with subhead and photo of Nichols (see photos).

Nice to have on the front page. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. This issue has light browning with a little spinemargin wear, but is otherwise in nice 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