This Date in History

July 30, 1911: Aviator Eugene B. Ely, who startled the world in November, 1910, by flying a Curtiss biplane from the shore at Hampton Roads to the deck of the cruiser Birmingham, and later by duplicating the feat on the battleship Pennsylvania at San Francisco, treated the visitors at College Park to one of the most sensational bits of aeroplaning they had seen in the afternoon.Eubene B. Ely

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One Response to “This Date in History”

  1. starflight Says:

    Hi. Very interesting but could you include more detail, how were the warships configured to accept a landing? what happened to Eugene?
    best wishes Terry

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