January 18, 2023

Today in History: Charles Lindbergh

Last Updated on May 11, 2021

Charles Lindbergh, wearing helmet with goggles up, in open cockpit of airplane at Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri
Today in History–June 11–the Library of Congress features pilot Charles Lindbergh, who received the first Distinguished Flying Cross on this day in 1927. Lindbergh made aeronautical history just a few weeks prior to the honor by flying solo and nonstop flight across the Atlantic. Find out more about this adventurous aviator by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access Lindbergh related primary sources.

Lindbergh Received the Distinguished Flying Cross from America’s Library

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St Louis” Airplane

“Spirit of St. Louis” primary source set

Charles Lindbergh images

Lindbergh on the Future of Airliners

Coolidge Speech: Address . . . Bestowing Upon Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh the Distinguished Flying Cross

A tribute to Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh : address of Louis Ludlow, president of the National Press Club

General Correspondence: Lindbergh, Charles A., 1927, 1933-1940

Charles Lindbergh historical newspaper coverage

Legislation related to Charles Lindbergh

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