Tuesday the twenty ninth
A beautiful day. Feel a little better. Edith took down the curtains in the dining room + her room + washed them, got the dining room curtains up again. Read “Misty Flats” after dinner till the rest went to bed then the papers, went to bed about three o’clock
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
On this day in history: March 29, 1927 (Tuesday)
Henry Segrave became the first person to drive a car at more than 200 miles per hour, reaching 203.79 in the 1000 horsepower Sunbeam Mystery. Racing on the sands of Daytona Beach,Florida, broke Malcolm Campbell‘s world record, set in February 1927, by almost 30 miles per hour.;
Hubert Wilkins and Ben Eielson became the first persons to make an airplane landing on a floating icepack, after having engine trouble. Landing in the Arctic Ocean, further north than any previous airplane had been, Wilkins and Eielson made their repairs and took off again, flew back south, made another forced descent onto ice, and had to hike ten more days across the ice to return to the shores of Barrow, Alaska.
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