Ten fun facts about Harriet Quimby


Fact 1
Quimby was the first woman to fly across the English Channel.

Fact 2
She was inducted into the Long Island Air and Space Hall of Fame in 2012.

Fact 3
She was a theater critic in the early 1900's. Over 250 of her articles were published in "Leslie's Illustrated Weekly".


Fact 4
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.


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