2nd May 1892
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, widely known as the Red Baron, was born. 125 years.
6th May 1937
The Hindenburg disaster occurs as a the German passenger airship caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. 80 years.
12th May 1937
Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth as King and Queen of the UK and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth and as Emperor and Empress of India, at Westminster Abbey, London. 80 years.
18th May 1927
15,000,000th Ford Model T comes off the assembly line. 90 years.
20th May 1927
The famous aviator Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean. 90 years.
21st May 1932
Amelia Earhart completes first female solo transatlantic flight. 75 years.
22nd May 1907
Sir Laurence Olivier, actor, was born. 110 years.
26th May 1867
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born. 150 years.
26th May 1867
Mary of Teck, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King-Emperor George V, was born. 150 years.
27th May 1877
Angela Isadora Duncan, American dancer who performed throughout Europe, was born. 140 years.
29th May 1917
John F. Kennedy, 35th US president, is born, in Massachusetts. 100 years.
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