Today in aviation history – 4th February

On 4th February 1902 one of the most famous aviators was born – Charles Augustus Lindbergh. Lindbergh was an American of Swedish descent and one of the pioneers of American aviation. He became famous by flying from North America to Europe with no interlandings in 1927. Lindberg was a general officer of the US Army brigade, the holder of an honorary doctorates of many universities, archeology enthusiast and the pioneer of aerial archeology. It was Lindbergh who spotted the ruins of Mayan city during one of his flights. He died in 1974. The cause of death was lymphatic vessel cancer.