TITLE

On this day

PUB. DATE
May 2017
SOURCE
Australian Geographic;May-Jun2017, Issue 138, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on significance of May 24 in world history, citing British woman pilot Amy Johnson, who became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia on May 24, 1930.
ACCESSION #
122669792

 

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