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Great Moments in Travel History - June

06-05-2012, 06:56 AM
As an historian, I like looking back and reading about interesting events. June marks the first ever Boeing flight, the founding of United Airlines predecessor Boeing Air Transport, the controversial Air Mail Act of 1934, the tragic LaSalle Hotel fire in Chicago, and more.

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Motoring and aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls made the first successful non-stop return flight over the English Channel on June 2, 1910. Rolls co-founded Rolls-Royce with Sir Henry Royce in 1904. He was also the first Briton to be killed in an aviation accident, an event which took place a month after the Channel flight.
On June 15, 1916, William Boeing took the Bluebill, the first B & W aircraft, on
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