Aviator Ties the Knot in Englewood

‘TWAS BACK IN 1927 that the aviator Charles Lindbergh on May the 27th wed author Anne Morrow in my hometown of choice of 35 years and counting – Englewood, NJ.

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

Historical Events:
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.

Reference: Wikipedia

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