Thursday 16 Very pleasant + cool. Edith has gone in to Boston with her cards
NOTES + EXPLANATIONS
On this day in history: June 16, 1927 (Thursday)
- Charles Lindbergh collected the $25,000 Orteig Prize, as the first person to fly an airplane between New York City and Paris. Raymond Orteig handing him the award at the Hotel Brevoort. The same day, Lindbergh also became the first person to receive the American Distinguished Flying Cross on the same day (authorized July 2, 1926).
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