Ten fun facts about Harriet Quimby
Fact 1Fact 4
Quimby was the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
She was inducted into the Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame in 2012.
She was a theater critic in the early 1900's. Over 250 of her articles were published in "Leslie's Illustrated Weekly".
In 1912 at the Third Annual Boston Aviation Meet, Quimby and her passenger were ejected from her plan and fell to their deaths.Fact 5
She is featured on a postage stamp from 1991.Fact 6
She was the first U.S. woman to ear an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate.Fact 7
The Vin Fiz soda company had Harriet as a spokesperson for their grape soda.Fact 8
From Dover, England to Calais, France, was her most notable flight. It was only 59 minutes.Fact 9
Her birthplace in Arcadia, Michigan now has a historical marked placed there.Fact 10
Quimby only lived to be 37 years old. Go to more people facts ❯
MORE IN PEOPLE/CELEBRITIES