Sunday 8th. Dull + chilly, In the p.m. the rest went out rideing. I did not go, but got dinner. After dinner spent the time as usual untill we went to bed.
On this day in history: May 8, 1927 (Sunday)
- Captain Charles Nungesser and his navigator, Captain Francois Coli, departed from Paris at 5:18 am (11:18 pm Saturday in New York) in L’Oiseau Blanc(The White Bird), a Levasseur biplane, in an attempt to make the first nonstop airplane flight from Paris and New York. Expected to reach New York the next day, the plane never arrived, and was last seen approaching Cape Race, Newfoundland, at 10:00 am on Monday, with 1,000 miles left of flyingThe two men were never seen again.
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