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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born in Detroit, on February 4, 1902. He was rasied on a farm in Minnesota. His father, Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Sr., was a lawyer. His father was also a U.S Congressman from 1907-1917. Charles showed an interest in machines early in his life. When he was 18 he entered The University of Wisconsin for engineering. Charles showed far more interest in aviation than he did school, however. After 2 years, he left to become a pilot that performed daredevil stunts at fairs.

Lindbergh listed in the United States Army in 1924. He wanted to be trained as an Army Air Service Reserve pilot. He Graduated in 1925 from the Army's flight-training school at Brooks and Kelly fields, he was the best pilot in his class. The Robertson Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis hired him to fly the mail from St. Louis to Chicago, after he completed all of his amry training.

On May 20, 1927 he took of on The Spirit of Saint Louis near New York City and landed in Paris on May 21. He had flown more than 3,600 miles in 33 and a half hours. Thousands were cheering. He was honored with awards and parades.

Most people recognize the Lindbergh name for the child that was kidnapped on March 1, 1932. Charles Charles Augustus, Jr., the son of Charles Lindbergh, was taken from his home in New Jersey. The body of the 20-month year old was found 10 weeks later. In 1933, police charged Bruno Richard Hauptmann with murder. Congress passed the "Lindbergh Law", which makes it a federal offence to take a victim is taken across state lines or if the mail is used for ransom demands.


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