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December 11, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 11, 1930

* Ruth Rowland Nichols breaks record
* Transcontinental airplane flight (time)
* Charles A. Lindbergh

The front page has a one column heading: "RUTH NICHOLS SETS RECORD FROM COAST" with subheads. (see) Article continues inside with photo of Nichols. First report coverage on Ruth Rowland Nichols breaking the transcontinental airplane flight record. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 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.

wikipedia notes: During the 1930s, while working for Fairchild and other aviation companies, Nichols made several record-setting flights. On December 10, 1930, she beat Charles Lindbergh's record time for a cross-country flight, completing the trip in 13 hours, 21 minutes.

Category: The 20th Century