AMELIA EARHART DISAPPEARS Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are well into their round-the-world flight when they take off from Lae, New Guinea on 2 July 1937 with the intended destination of Howland Island. The aviators never reach their destination and disappear without a trace to become one of the greatest mysteries of all time. Aerial and ocean searches for the pair yield no results.
Date: July 2, 1937 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:44:00, With Audio
CHICAGO TICKER TAPE PARADE FOR HOWARD HUGHES Howard Hughes and his four-man crew arrive n Chicago, Illinois where they are enthusiastically greeted by the media and fans. The city then throws the men a ticker-tape parade to celebrate their new round-the-world flight record of 3 days, 9 hours, 17 minutes.
Date: July 30, 1938 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:30:00, No Audio
HOWARD HUGHES ON RECORD-SETTING FLIGHT Crowds of curious onlookers gather around as Howard Hughes and his crew when they stop to refuel then continue their record-breaking around-the-world flight of 1938.
WILEY POST & WILL ROGERS PERISH IN FLIGHT Popular '30s icons aviator Wiley Post and actor Will Rogers pose for their up and coming round-the-world flight. Tragically the pair are killed when their plane crashes in Alaska.
Date: August 15, 1935 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:11:00, No Audio
BABE RUTH TRIES A HAND AT PITCHING Babe Ruth enjoys a change from his usual Right Field position to pitch for the Yanks. The Sultan of Swat pitches a series of curves, fast and slow balls then hits a home run leading the Yankees to victory over the Boston Red Sox 6 to 5.
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