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Dan Hampton, author of
THE FLIGHT: Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing.
Today May 20th In History
325 AD The Ecumenical council is inaugurated by Emperor Constantine in Nicea. a council of Christian bishops convened in the city of Nicaea by the Roman Emperor Constantine I . It was the first effort to attain consensus in the Church through an assembly representing all of Christendom
Its main accomplishments were settlement of the Christological issue of the divine nature of the God the Son and his relationship to God the Father, the construction of the first part of the Nicene Creed, establishing uniform observance of the date of Easter, and promulgation of early canon law
1775 North Carolina becomes the first colony to declare its independence.
The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence is claimed by some to be the first declaration of independence made in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution. It was supposedly signed on May 20, 1775, in Charlotte, North Carolina, by a committee of citizens of Mecklenburg County, who declared independence from Great Britain after hearing of the battle of Lexington. If the story is true, the Mecklenburg Declaration preceded the United States Declaration of Independence by more than a year. The authenticity of the Mecklenburg Declaration has been disputed since it was first published in 1819, forty-four years after it was reputedly written. There is no conclusive evidence to confirm the original document's existence, and no reference to it has been found in extant newspapers from 1775.
1861 North Carolina becomes the last state to secede from the Union.
Secession, as it applies to the outbreak of the American Civil War, comprises the series of events that began on December 20, 1860, and extended through June 8 of the next year when eleven states in the Lower and Upper South severed their ties with the Union. The first seven seceding states of the Lower South set up a provisional government at Montgomery, Alabama. After hostilities began at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, the border states of Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina joined the new government, which then moved its capital to Richmond, Virginia. The Union was thus divided approximately on geographic lines. Twenty-one northern and border states retained the style and title of the United States, while the eleven slave states adopted the nomenclature of the Confederate States of America.
1874 Levi Strauss begins marketing blue jeans with copper rivets.
1902 The U.S. military occupation of Cuba ends
1927 Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York for Paris.
1932 Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Ireland, to become the first woman fly solo across the Atlantic.
1939 Pan American Airways starts the first regular passenger service across the Atlantic.
Born on May 20th
1806 John Stuart Mill, British philosopher and economist. was the most influential English language philosopher of the nineteenth century.
1818 William George Fargo, one of the founders of Wells, Fargo & Co
1908 Jimmy Stewart, actor (It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr Smith Goes to Washington).
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Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing.
Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing
by acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton
This May marks the 90TH ANNIVERSARY of the legendary transatlantic flight of CHARLES LINDBERGH! And it is the perfect time to learn more about this true American hero of our past and this historic flight from New York to Paris.
Acclaimed aviation historian DAN HAMPTON has written a fascinating book that offers an "in-the-cockpit" account of Lindbergh’s death-defying non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean!
THE FLIGHT: Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Transatlantic Crossing by acclaimed aviation historian Dan Hampton - whom the New York Post lauded as “one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history.” Hampton’s latest book offers an "in-the-cockpit" account of Charles Lindbergh’s death-defying non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in The Spirit of St. Louis—an achievement that brought the world to a halt in May 1927 and made Lindbergh the most celebrated man of his time!
On the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a little known American pilot named Charles A. Lindbergh (nicknamed “Slim”) climbed into his single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, and prepared to take off from a small airfield on Long Island. Despite his inexperience—the twenty-five-year-old Lindbergh had never before flown over open water—he was determined to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize promised since 1919 to the first pilot to fly nonstop from New York to Paris, a terrifying adventure that had already claimed six men’s lives. Ahead of him lay a 3,600-mile solo journey across the vast north Atlantic and into the unknown; his survival rested on his skill, courage, and an unassuming little aircraft with no front window. Slim was determined to prove aviation was a safe and worthy mode of transportation that would forever change the way we live and travel.
Only 500 people showed up to see him off and over thirty hours later, after battling fatigue and foggy weather, a crowd of more than 100,000 mobbed the plane when he touched down in Paris. News of his flight had circled the globe, making him an international celebrity and he returned to the States a national hero, feted with ticker-tape parades that drew thousands, Slim was bestowed every possible award from the Medal of Honor to Time’s “Man of the Year” and revolutionized aviation.
****Author Dan Hampton - a decorated fighter pilot who flew more than 150 combat missions in an F-16 and made numerous transatlantic crossings, draws on his unique perspective to bring alive the danger, uncertainty, and heroic accomplishment of Lindbergh’s crossing. Hampton’s deeply researched telling also incorporates a trove of primary sources, including Lindbergh’s own personal diary and writings, as well as family interviews, letters and untapped aviation archives. Lindbergh’s plane currently resides at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.