May 20 marked the 86th anniversary of the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, made by American pilot Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris.
Lindbergh was not a child of New York. Born in Detroit, Michigan, he learned to fly in Americus, Georgia, and made his career as… READ MORE
Do you have a smartphone, tablet computer or e-reader? Are you curious about getting e-books from Queens Library? This is your chance to test the waters, and also to join readers around the world in experiencing the same good book.From May 15 until June 1, libraries around the… READ MORE
The New York Times reported that recently — just off the island of Midway, where the pivotal naval battle of the Pacific War was fought 71 years ago — archaeological divers discovered the remains of an historical rarity.
In 10 feet of water, they found the propeller and other… READ MORE
December 17 is a big day for aviation history. In 1903, Ohio bicycle makers Orville and Wilbur Wright took their homemade craft down to Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina and became the first to achieve manned, controlled heavier-than-air flight.The Wrights’ story is well-known… READ MORE