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16/04/1912 Harriet Quimby becomes the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel

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Harriet Quimby | Women Who Dare | Exhibit at OHTM

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HARRIET QUIMBY: AN AMERICAN HERO

Harriet Quimby was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. She was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States. She also became the first woman to fly across the English Channel and had a major influence on the role of women in aviation.
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