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Hamilton Breaks Air Records – Today in History: June 13
Charles K. Hamilton

Charles K. Hamilton - Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division


On June 13, 1910, Charles Keeney Hamilton of New Britain shattered aviation records. Flying from New York to Philadelphia and back, Hamilton completed the first round-trip journey ever made between two large cities in an airplane in the United States. He also completed the longest cross-country flight (172 miles), the longest flight ever made in a 24-hour period, and the first airplane trip ever made on an arranged schedule.

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