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Romney to Gingrich: That's 'repulsive'

Romney to Gingrich: That's 'repulsive'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney said Thursday it was "repulsive" for Newt Gingrich to call him the most anti-immigrant U.S. Republican presidential candidate.

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Supersonic flight pioneer to be honored

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. aeronautics engineer Richard Whitcomb, whose research made supersonic flight possible, is to be inducted into the First Flight Shrine.
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SLP2002041901- CHESTERFIELD, Mo., April 19 (UPI) -- This Lancair Columbia 300 will be flown by Erik Lindbergh, grandson of the famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, from St. Louis to New York on April 20, then to Paris on May 1, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's historic flight. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) (nicknamed "Slim," "Lucky Lindy" and "The Lone Eagle") was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.

Lindbergh, then a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, emerged from virtual obscurity to almost instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, from Roosevelt Field located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km), in the single-seat, single-engine monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh, a U.S. Army reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit.

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Lindbergh relentlessly used his fame to help promote the rapid development of U.S. commercial aviation. In March 1932, however, his infant son, Charles, Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what was soon dubbed the "Crime of the Century" which eventually led to the Lindbergh family fleeing the United States in December 1935 to live in Europe where they remained until the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy. Before the United States formally entered World War II by declaring war on Japan on December 8, 1941, Lindbergh had been an outspoken advocate of keeping the U.S. out of the world conflict, as was his Congressman father, Charles August Lindbergh (R-MN), during World War I, and became a leader of the anti-war America First movement. Nonetheless, he supported the war effort after Pearl Harbor and flew many combat missions in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a civilian consultant, even though President Franklin D. Roosevelt had refused to reinstate his Army Air Corps colonel's commission that he had resigned in April 1941.

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