On this day in 1917, Katherine Stinson flew 606 miles from San Diego to San Francisco, setting a new American non-stop distance record. At a time when men dominated the flying world, Katherine was the 4th American woman to receive a pilot’s license.
Read more about Katherine Stinson in this great article.
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