This Day In History
Monday, February 18, 2019
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Charles Rolls

Charles Rolls

(August 27, 1877 - July 12, 1910)
Charles Stewart Rolls was a motoring and aviation pioneer. Together with Frederick Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in a flying accident, when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display near Bournemouth, England. He was aged 32.

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