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November 12, 1905

“There is a decided prejudice on the part of the general public against being piloted by a woman, and as great an aversion, partially because of this, by executives of those companies whose activities require employing pilots.” Louise Thaden

Louise Thaden American Aviator is born.

She was an aviator who soloed in 1927 and set an altitude record of 20, 260 feet and a speed record of 156 mph. She won many cross-continent races and founded with other competitors the Ninety-Nines, which was open to all women with a pilot license. She was the  first woman to win the Bendix trophy, alongside Blanche Noyes. She was inducted into the Arkansas Aviation Historical Society’s Hall of Fame in 1980.

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