Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly across the English Channel

Date: 16 April 1912
On 16 April 1912, Harriet Quimby took off from Whitfield and landed 59 minutes later about 25 miles (40 km) from Calais on a beach in Hardelot-Plage, Pas-de-Calais. She had become the first woman to fly the English Channel.


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