Today In History- May 21

Today In History- May 21


Lindbergh touches down at Le Bourget Field in Paris, completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Lindbergh flies "Spirit of St. Louis" in 1st transatlantic flight.

  • Paris, France

Completing the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, on May 21, 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris, France, after a 34 hour flight.  Piloting the Spirit of St. Louis, he touched down in France with thousands awaiting his arrival.  He was later awarded the French Legion of Honor award for his accomplishment.  The act came to symbolize the optimism and decadence of the Roaring Twenties in the United States, only to be subdued by the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

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