This Day in History
Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis


Lindbergh Makes First Solo Nonstop Flight Across the Atlantic
May 20-21, 1927

While the history of aviation had counted many heroes, it is Charles Lindbergh alone who has achieved both universal and lasting fame - Lindbergh who, flying his little Spirit of St. Louis, made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic on May 20 - 21, 1927, and thus became a living symbol of the conquest of the skies.





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