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Planning a trip or have a great travel story? Need travel tips or want to share your experiences (and photos)? Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Bimmerfest Travel Forum is your best resource on the Web.

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Old 06-05-2012, 05:56 AM
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Great Moments in Travel History - June

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.

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2012


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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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