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Harriet Quimby 1st U.S. woman aviator.....

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August 01, 1911

THE NEWS SCIMITAR, Memphis, Tennessee, August 1, 1911

* 1st woman aviator - Harriet Quimby gets license
* Early same day historic report

The back page has one column headlines: "WOMAN AWARDED AERIAL LICENSE",  "Miss Harriet Quimby Proves She is Some Flyer...". See images for text on this historic report on Woman's aviation in America.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, usual browning, a little margin wear (chipping), must be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: Harriet Quimby (May 1, 1875 – July 1, 1912) was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911 she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States. Less than a year later she became the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Although Quimby lived only to the age of thirty-seven, she had a major influence upon the role of women in aviation.

On August 1, 1911, Quimby took her pilot's test and became the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate.

Category: The 20th Century