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July 22, 1933: Wiley Post completes first solo around-the-world flight in 7 Days
On this day in 1933, American aviator Wiley Post returned to New York after traveling 15,596 miles in the first solo around-the-world flight.  The flight lasted 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes, during which time Post made 11 stops for fuel and rest. 
Post’s plane, the Winnie Mae (named for his daughter), is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  In 1931, he completed an 8-day around-the-world trip on this plane along with navigator Harold Gatty.
Learn more about aviation milestones with this American Experience timeline.
Photo: “Winnie Mae” a Lockheed Vega aircraft of Wiley Post, when it was on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Wikimedia Commons.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

July 22, 1933: Wiley Post completes first solo around-the-world flight in 7 Days

On this day in 1933, American aviator Wiley Post returned to New York after traveling 15,596 miles in the first solo around-the-world flight.  The flight lasted 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes, during which time Post made 11 stops for fuel and rest. 

Post’s plane, the Winnie Mae (named for his daughter), is now on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  In 1931, he completed an 8-day around-the-world trip on this plane along with navigator Harold Gatty.

Learn more about aviation milestones with this American Experience timeline.

Photo: “Winnie Mae” a Lockheed Vega aircraft of Wiley Post, when it was on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Wikimedia Commons.

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We love you, Weird Al. ‘Cause you’re weird. And you love parodies. And so do we so we parodied your face with breakfast food. 

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We love you, Weird Al. ‘Cause you’re weird. And you love parodies. And so do we so we parodied your face with breakfast food. 

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Social Statistics 1914-2014

The Guardian recently worked together with four major newspapers from across Europe to gather data on how life in Europe has changed since 1914.  They have gathered their findings into a series of graphic representations of the changes. 

Data was gathered on life expectancy, which has rapidly risen, birth rates, which have contracted, the size of each nation’s military and the populations of each country - which have massively increased since 1914.

The most interesting aspect of the statistics is that we can compare the national characteristics of the major combatants.  In 1914, Germany had by far the largest population and number of men under arms, closely followed by France.  It’s interesting to note that the relative size of the nations’ militaries have all shrunk except in Italy where it has increased.

The raw data gathered by the newspapers can be seen here, it includes a number of fields, such as car ownership, for which data could not be collected for all of the countries.

Source

More on the First World War can be found here

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