Other momentous events in that month of May are recorded below:
- May 20 at 7:40 am, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)
- May 21 Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
b. February 4, 1902 – d. August 26,1974
June 11, 1927: Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
June 13, 1927: Ticker-tape parade welcomes him to New York
September 4, 1927: He visits Boise, Idaho, on his cross-country tour
September 17, 1927: He visits San Francisco
November 17, 1931: He inaugurates Pan Am service from Cuba to South America in the Sikorsky flying boat “American Clipper”
April 2, 1942: He turns over $50,000 as ransom for his kidnapped son
May 12, 1932: Body of his kidnapped son is found in Hopewell, New Jersey
October 8 , 1934: Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Charles Lindbergh’s son
January 2, 1935: Bruno Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Charles Lindbergh’s son
May 3, 1954 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Charles Lindbergh & John Patrick
Charles & Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow was an acclaimed author, whose books and articles spanned genres from poetry to nonfiction, touching upon topics as diverse as youth and age, love and marriage, peace, solitude and contentment, and the role of women in the 20th century. Her Gift from the Sea is a popular inspirational book, reflecting on the lives of American women.
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