CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2006
Sept. 20, 1927: When Charles Lindbergh arrived on the Spirit of St. Louis as part of a nationwide tour, 200,000 people surrounded Vail Field to greet the young man who in May had become the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2006
June 14, 1927: The people of Los Angeles celebrated the 150th anniversary of the American flag all over town -- in classrooms, clubs and in a mass meeting at Patriotic Hall, The Times reported under the headline, "FLAG GLORIFIED BY ENTIRE CITY." Flag Day exercises conducted by the Sunset Masonic Lodge celebrated Charles Lindbergh, who just the month before had flown across the Atlantic from New York to Paris.
July 22, 2005 |
An aluminum propeller from the plane that aviator Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to China in 1931 was sold for $42,000 at a Christie's International auction in New York City. The propeller, from a Lockheed Sirius aircraft, was bought by an anonymous bidder as part of a sale that included 19th century paintings. A bubble sextant that Lindbergh used to navigate on his record-setting 1930 flight from California to New York went to an anonymous bidder for $26,400.
May 30, 2005 |
Three siblings who claim they are Charles Lindbergh's out-of-wedlock children are releasing a book this week that alleges the famous flier had seven illegitimate children in all from relationships with their mother, her sister and his German private secretary. "The Double Life of Charles A.
October 3, 2004 |
Retired psychologist Mylen Fitzwater answers the doorbell in less than 30 seconds, but he keeps the screen door closed. I explain that I've come to his quiet cul-de-sac in the central California city of Merced to research an article about one of his former patients. "It's that guy standing behind me," I say, nodding toward the old man in a dark blue suit who stands blinking in the sunlight. "The one who thinks he was the Lindbergh baby."
September 22, 2004 |
Early on in Philip Roth's imagining of America as it might have been if Charles Lindbergh had defeated Franklin Roosevelt in 1940 and become president, Roth's father, Herman, his mother, Bess, his older brother, Sandy, and himself, Philip, 8 years old, make a trip to Washington, D.C. They are about to discover that, as a small Jewish family, they are a twig in a fascist sea.