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1885 – Born in Lauro, province of Avellino on the 21st of January. 1906 – He began work with the Italian state railways, where he worked on electrification of the rail system. 1911 – His interests turned to the field of aeronautical engineering and he enrolled in a one year course offered by the Italian ..

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1903 – Amy Johnson was born on July 1st in the family home on St Georges Road in Hull. 1929 – Amy’s interest in all things aeronautical led to her gaining her pilot’s license in July. Unable to make a living from being a pilot she became the first woman in the UK to become ..

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1888 – Roland Garros born on the 6th of October in Saint-Denis, Réunion. He was an early French aviator and a fighter aircraft pilot during World War I. 1913 – He was already a noted aviator before World War I.        – He gained fame for making the first nonstop flight across the Mediterranean Sea. ..

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1910 – Jacqueline Cochran Odlum, born in Pensacola, Florida, U.S. She was an American pilot who held more speed, distance, and altitude records than any other flyer during her career. 1918 – At age eight she went to work in a cotton mill in Georgia. 1931 – She later was trained as a beautician and ..

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1922 – Born in Somerville, Massachusetts on May 30th. 1930 – His interest in both science and science fiction started when he saw a Buck Rogers comic strip featuring a space ship en route to Mars. 1939 – He grew up in Greater Boston, attending schools in Arlington and Cambridge, finishing Rindge Tech. 1943-1946 – ..

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1926 – He was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on the 13th of October. 1946 – Brown enlisted in the Naval Reserve and was appointed a Midshipman, USN. 1948 – He was designated a Naval Aviator in October. 1949 – He received his commission as Ensign in April. 1950 – On the 4th of December, while ..

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1893 – He was born on the 23rd of December. 1915 – Brown decided to join the war effort as soon as he graduated, and enlisted as an Officer Cadet at the Army Officers’ Training Corps. 1915 – He received his license, Number 361, on the 15th of November and returned to Ottawa to enlist ..

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1886 – Arthur Whitten Brown was born in Glasgow on the 23rd of July. 1915 – After being shot down and badly wounded over Germany on the 10th of November, Brown became a prisoner of war.         – Brown became a prisoner of war.          – Once released and back in the United ..

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