EXPLORER DISPLAYS RARE FLOWERS World explorer John B. Lager displays rare orchids and other jungle flowers gathered from all parts of the globe in his greenhouse. The plants are valued at more than $50,000.00.
WILEY POST GIVEN N.Y. TICKER TAPE PARADE Wiley Post is greeted by 50,000 people in Floyd Bennett airfield following his successful eight-day round-the-world solo flight. Later the pioneer aviator is given a New York ticker tape for his accomplishment.
WILEY POST ON RECORD-BREAKING SOLO FLIGHT Wiley Post stops at Edmonton, Canada to refuel during his incredible eight-day solo flight around the world. From there he makes the journey home to Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y. where he is greeted crowds of adoring fans and the press.
SIX-DAY BIKE MARATHON - 1 Top cyclists from around the world kick off the 54th international six-day bike marathon around a track inside Madison Square Garden, N.Y. The "squirrel cage" marathon or "race to nowhere" as its been called is fraught with peril as cyclists have to keep their balance on the curved track as well as keep in the game for six days if they want to win.
MOLLISONS CRASH DURING FLIGHT Aviation pioneers Jim and Amy (Johnson) Mollison take off in their plane "Seafarer" for a new around the world flight record but crash in Connecticut. The plane lies upside in a tangled mess while Jim and Amy recuperate from their injuries.
GENERAL BALBO & CREW OF FLYING BOATS Air Marshal and famed aviator Italo Balbo and his fleet of flying boats demonstrate the might of Italy's naval and air operations to a group of impressed officials. Pilot POV of the flying boats floating in formation.
BALBO & AIR FLEET REACH CHICAGO STATE FAIR An estimated one million people throng the shores of Lake Michigan, Illinois cheering Italo Balbo and his fleet of twenty-four seaplanes as they arrive on their unprecedented journey from Italy to the Chicago World Fair.
LOVELAND BREAKS ONE-MILE RUN RECORD Runner Jack Lovelock breaks the world one-mile record with an amazing sprint for the finish line against William Bonthron. Jack owers the official time from 4:09.2 to 4:07.6 at the Princeton, N.J. International Games.
FDR LEADS ARMISTICE DAY CEREMONY President Roosevelt is among those who honor the war dead during an impressive Armistice Day ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.
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