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Posts Tagged ‘airplanes’

TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/20/22 – SPIRIT OF ST. LOUIS DAY!

It was May 20, 1927,  the early days of aviation, and airplanes were considered ideal for short hops, but not long distance transport like the airships of the day. One guy disagreed, and at 7:27 that morning Charles Lindberg took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 5/10/22 – TRAIN DAY!

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry, especially when you have those Disappearing Railroad Blues on NATIONAL TRAIN DAY! Other than subways and commuter lines, our mighty railroads are mostly a thing of the past, victims of age, neglect, the automobile, […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/9/22 – BALLOON ASCENSION DAY!

In the 18th Century, Jean Pierre Blanchard was a household name. In the Blanchard household, anyway. Born in France in 1750, he was the first to fly in the Americas, more than a century before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, making today NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION […]

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