Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s Solo Flight Across the Atlantic

Today, May 20, is the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic, which he completed on May 20-21, 1927. It’s also the anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s first female solo transatlantic flight, which she completed on May 20-21, 1932 — on the 5-year anniversary of Lindbergh.

So May 20 is definitely a day for flying across the Atlantic Ocean!

He departed in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, in the rain from Long Island in the morning, and landed in Paris, France later the next day.

And while it was a great accomplishment, Lindbergh himself turned out to be a bit of a Nazi-loving anti-semetic asshole.