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1927

Lindbergh lands in Paris

American pilot Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris, successfully completing the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight on this day and becoming an international hero in the process. Lindbergh was a dark horse when he entered a competition for a $25,000 payoff to anyone able to fly non-stop from New York to Paris. He ordered a small monoplane, configured it to his own design, and christened it the Sp... Read more >

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2005

World's tallest roller coaster, Kingda Ka, opens

Scream If You Want To Go Faster (You Don’t)

Sufferers of vertigo, motion sickness or allergic to the sound of teenagers screaming, look away now. On this day in 2005 the world’s tallest roller coaster, the Kingda Ka, opened at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. It was also the world’s fastest roller coaster until it was bettered by the Formula Rossa ... Read more >