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Flies - Notable Historical Events

Babe RuthAug 9, 1925

HitlerJun 28, 1934

Amelia EarhartJan 11, 1935

Neville ChamberlainSep 23, 1938

Winston ChurchillMay 22, 1940

Jimmy StewartMar 22, 1944

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Flies - Historical Events
Date Event
1793-05-15

Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 metres", at a height of 5-6 metres, during one of the first attempted flights.

1830-09-09

Charles Durant, 1st US aeronaut, flies a balloon from Castle Garden, NYC to Perth Amboy, NJ

1896-05-06

Samuel Pierpont Langley flies his unpiloted Number 5 aircraft using a catapult launch from a boat on the Potomac River, USA. The aircraft travels almost 3/4 of a mile - ten times further than any previous heavier-than-air flying machine.

1896-11-11

Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).

1903-03-31

Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (NZ)

1906-09-07

Alberto Santos-Dumont flies his 14-bis aircraft at Bagatelle, France for the first time successfully.

1907-10-07

France's Henri Farman flies 30m in a biplane

1907-11-13

French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)

1910-05-31

Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC

1910-10-02

Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)

1911-11-18

Britain's first seaplane flies

1914-06-02

Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome

1916-06-29

Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time

1923-07-08

Walter Mittelholzer flies Junkers F-13 to Spitsbergen/Oostland

1923-09-11

ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower

1925-03-10

Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran

1925-08-09

Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

1926-05-12

Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole

1926-09-11

Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies

1928-05-24

Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again

1928-09-18

Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel

1929-12-15

Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro

1931-01-07

Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, crash-landing on New Zealand's west coast.

1931-09-13

Capt G H Stainworth flies world speed record (655 kph)

1934-06-28

Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)

1934-12-15

Fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies

1935-01-11

Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca (non-stop, of course)

1935-09-12

Millionaire Howard Hughes flies his own designed plane at 352.46 mph

1937-03-18

The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.

1937-11-11

Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph

1938-07-10

Howard Hughes flies around the world in 91 hours

1938-09-23

British premier Neville Chamberlain flies to Munich

1939-06-30

Heinkel He 176 rocket plane flies for 1st time, at Peenemunde

1940-05-22

UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city

1940-05-31

Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with Marshal August Pétain who announces he is willing to make a seperate peace with Germany

1940-06-11

British Premier Winston Churchill flies to Orleans

1941-02-04

Former Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin

1941-05-15

1st British turbojet flies

1941-08-04

Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd)

1942-08-23

British Premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Cairo

1943-02-17

Gen-major Bradley flies to Wash DC

1943-02-24

Gen-major Bradley flies to Algiers

1943-04-11

Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft

1943-04-17

Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

1943-06-02

99th Pursuit Squadron flies 1st combat mission (over Italy)

1943-09-08

Lt-Gen Bradley flies to Carthago/Algiers Sicily

1943-09-09

Lt-Gen Bradley flies from Algiers to to Marrakech/Prestwick

1944-03-22

American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

1944-07-19

General Bradley flies to England

1944-07-19

NY archbishop Spellman flies to Europe

1944-07-21

British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

1944-10-19

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

1944-12-27

Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London

1945-02-09

WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire

1947-10-01

The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.

1947-11-01

Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane

1947-11-02

Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time

1948-03-05

US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height

1948-09-08

British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound

1949-07-27

1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies

1954-04-21

USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam

1954-06-04

Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m

1955-06-11

1st magnesium jet airplane flies

1957-12-12

Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo

1958-01-01

BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m

1958-05-16

Maj Irwin, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight F-104 A to a record 1,404.18 MPH

1958-06-27

Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London

1958-10-26

PanAm flies first transatlantic jet trip-New York to Paris

1961-05-26

USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours

1962-04-26

1st Lockheed A-12 flies

1963-11-21

JFK flies to Texas

1964-02-19

UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US

1964-02-21

UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatles wallpaper to US

1969-03-27

Launch of Mariner 7, flies 2,190-mi above southern Mars

1969-07-31

Mariner 6 flies past Mars

1969-08-05

Mariner 7 flies past Mars

1971-09-28

Budapest in 1956 to escape treason charges, ends exile & flies to Rome

1972-07-27

The F-15 Eagle flies for the first time.

1974-02-02

The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.

1979-03-20

Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center

1979-07-09

Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter

1982-07-05

Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas

1982-07-15

Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas

1983-06-29

Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

1983-11-09

Discovery flies from Vandenberg AFB to Kennedy Space Center

1983-12-15

Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB

1984-04-18

Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

1985-08-11

Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz

1985-09-08

Shuttle Discovery flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB

1985-11-11

Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB

1985-11-18

Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport

1986-03-06

USSR's Vega 1 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,889 km

1986-03-09

Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km

1986-03-11

Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km

1986-03-14

European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)

1986-05-03

NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game

1986-12-31

Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound

1989-08-24

Voyager 2 flies past Neptune

1989-08-25

After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps

1990-02-09

Galileo flies by Venus

1990-09-29

The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.

1991-01-31

Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude

1993-11-17

Antonov AN-124 flies in South Iran against mountain: 17 killed

1993-12-15

C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed

1994-12-29

B737-400 flies into a mountain at Edremit East Turkey, 54 killed

2001-09-21

Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.

2004-01-02

Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that it will return to Earth two years later.

2006-07-03

Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.

2016-09-21

US Flies Bombers Over South Korea Again in Show of Force

2016-10-16

Four killed after truck flies off San Diego bridge onto festival below

2017-07-30

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

2017-12-06

US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

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Flies - Notable Birthdays

William GoldingSep 19, 1911

Flies - Birthdays
Date Event
1873-01-01

Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)

1911-09-19

William Golding, Cornwall England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993)

1911-9-19

William Golding, Lord of the Flies

1918-06-14

Carter Harman, Lord of the Flies

1923-04-07

Aldo Bufi Landi, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

1925-03-21

Peter Brook, Lord of the Flies

1927-04-18

Oreste Lionello, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

1927-05-01

Billy Byers, Lord of the Flies

1929-10-27

Flosi Ólafsson, When the Raven Flies

1934-08-06

Calisto Calisti, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

1938-04-08

Michael Macdonald, Lord of the Flies

1942-01-28

Sveinn M. Eiðsson, When the Raven Flies

1943-01-25

Hans-Erik Philip, When the Raven Flies

1943-03-16

Fabrizio Moroni, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

1944-11-03

Laura Troschel, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

1945-02-28

Mimsy Farmer, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

1947-08-28

James Aubrey, Lord of the Flies

1947-12-29

Kurt Ravn, Flies on the Wall

1948-06-17

Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, When the Raven Flies

1951-08-19

Hugh Edwards, Lord of the Flies

1952-10-31

David St. Clair, Lord of the Flies

1952-9-13

Edda Björgvinsdóttir, When the Raven Flies

1953-02-09

Egill Ólafsson, When the Raven Flies

1955-03-21

Jean Marie Hon, The Flies

1956-12-06

Martin Fuhrer, Lord of the Flies

1957-01-14

Jakob Þór Einarsson, When the Raven Flies

1959-01-31

Matt Mahurin, I Like Killing Flies

1965-08-24

Mogens Rex, Flies on the Wall

1968-9-30

Ann Marie Crouch, Bar Flies

1972-03-29

Steve Chamberlin, Two Flies

1973-01-25

Chance Munsterman, Waiting Patiently for 3 Hours: The Candy Cloud Flies

1973-05-28

Eric Jones, Bar Flies

1974-02-23

Gotti Sigurdarson, When the Raven Flies

1974-12-18

Chris Furrh, Lord of the Flies

1975-01-22

Balthazar Getty, Lord of the Flies

1975-03-03

Chris Albanese, Dawn of the Flies

1976-01-22

Balthazar Getty, actor (Young Guns 2, Lord of the Flies)

1976-03-06

Robert Shea, Lord of the Flies

1976-04-27

Gary Rule, Lord of the Flies

1978-03-11

Danuel Pipoly, Lord of the Flies

1980-03-13

Angus Burgin, Lord of the Flies

1981-01-15

Bianca Guaccero, Hollywood Flies

1981-08-03

Alyosha Sonju, Dawn of the Flies

1984-05-08

Daniel Hirshleifer, Elliot Flies

1986-07-11

Sean Hennessy, A Tragic Tale of Flies and Men

Flies - Notable Deaths

William GoldingJun 19, 1993

Flies - Deaths
Date Event
1949-01-09

Tommy Handley, Time Flies

1993-06-19

William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

1993-06-19

William Golding, Lord of the Flies

1996-05-01

Billy Byers, Lord of the Flies

2001-07-19

Sveinn M. Eiðsson, When the Raven Flies

2006-08-06

Fabrizio Moroni, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

2007-01-23

Carter Harman, Lord of the Flies

2008-01-10

Michael Macdonald, Lord of the Flies

2009-02-19

Oreste Lionello, Four Flies on Grey Velvet

2009-10-24

Flosi Ólafsson, When the Raven Flies

2010-04-06

James Aubrey, Lord of the Flies


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