Biography Of Christopher Columbus And Charles Lindbergh

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Samuel Steiger 1/28/16 English/History History Essay
Very few people have been categorized as a pioneer. A pioneer is someone who does something that mankind has never done before to progress science and understanding to our world. These people are very well known through the world. They are in history books as great and famous people. But who were the pioneers of humanity. Some of the most famous pioneers are Neil Armstrong, who was the first man on the moon. The Wright Brothers brought the airplane to the world. Now the plane is a widely use form of transportation. But few pioneers did something across the Atlantic. The most famous of these is Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh.
Charles Lindbergh was born in February 4 1902 in Detroit. He became a pilot in his young years. Later in World War 2 he flew fighters in the pacific. He married Anne morrow. But what made him a famous pioneer? He was the first person to fly across the Atlantic. On May 21 1927 Charles Lindbergh flew The Spirit of Saint Louis from New York to Paris. The flight took him 33 hours and 30 minutes. He became a huge sensation for crossing the Atlantic. Before this it would take a few days to travel by boat across the Atlantic now it seemed that it could be done in just a day. He made the world seem a smaller place than it did before. Today the flight from New York to Paris is done in around 7 hours. The reason he flew across the Atlantic was because of a $25,000 cash prize for the first…
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