May 20, 1927 – First ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris

May 20, 1927 – First ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris

At 7:52 a.m., American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, on the world’s first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris.

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April 9, 1959 – First Astronauts introduced

April 9, 1959 – First Astronauts introduced

On April 9, 1959, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) introduces America’s first astronauts to the press: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton.

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December 28, 1895 – Lumière brothers unveil their Cinématographe

December 28, 1895 – Lumière brothers unveil their Cinématographe

French film pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumière publicly unveil their Cinématographe in Paris. One of their films, which showed the head-on arrival of a train, caused many patrons to flee in horror.

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