Tag: bastille day
This post is part of a series, written by Jim Zeender, devoted to letters written by the Founding Fathers in their own words and often in their own hand. Jim is a senior registrar in Exhibits. On July 14, 1789, the U.S. Ambassador to France, Thomas Jefferson, was a witness to the events of a [...]
Posted by Hilary on July 13, 2012, under Letters in the National Archives.
Tags: bastille day, Benjamin Franklin, Founding Fathers, france, in their own words, John Jay, letters, Marquis de la Fayette, Paris, Thomas Jefferson, Versailles
In 1924, a group of eight Army airmen set out to be the first humans to ever circle the globe by air. On their journey over Arctic mountain passes and vast Indian deserts, they would lose half their planes and set numerous records to become what were dubbed the “Magellans of the Sky.” Listen as [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on August 4, 2010, under - Exploration, - World War I, Rare Videos.
Tags: 1924, aerial circumnavigation of globe, air force history, army air corps, aviation history, bastille day, early aviation, flight history, lowell thomas, magellans of the sky, NARA, national archives, Pieces of History, pilots
Gen. J.J. Pershing at Paris with World Fliers. Left to right: Lieuts. Ogden, Arnold, Smith,Gen. Pershing, Lieuts. Wade, Nelson, Harding (US Air Force Pre-1954 Official Still Photography Collection) In 1924, a group of Americans were welcomed by thousands of Frenchmen in Paris on Bastille Day. There was no war, but General Pershing requested a meeting [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on July 14, 2010, under - Exploration, - World War I.
Tags: 1924 olympics, aerial flight, bastille day, Circumnavigation of the Globe, douglas world cruiser, first world flight, france, General Pershing, legion of honor, magellans of the sky, NARA, National archives and records administration, Prologue magazine