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05/04/1894 American industrialist Larry Bell is born

In 1935, Bell founded the Bell Aircraft company. It produced several famous designs. Most notable of them is the Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft. Bell manufactured fixed-wing aircraft, vertical take-off and landing aircraft and even hovercrafts and missiles. The company was purchased in 1960 by Textron and lives on today as Bell Helicopter.


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