This Day In History
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

«English Channel»

April 16, 1912

Harriet Quimby becomes the...
Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel. On April 16, 1912, Quimby took off from Dover, England, en route to Calais, France and made the flight in 59 minutes, landing about 25 miles (40 km) from Calais on a beach in Hardelot-Plage, Pas-de-Calais. She had become the first woman to fly the English Channel. Her accomplishment received little media attention, however, as the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15 (the day before) consumed the interest of the public and filled newspapers.
Harriet Quimby, airplane, English Channel
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