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A date in history of medicine, science, environmental study, space exploration of benefit to our knowledge of earth and life sciences of interest.

Leader First and Fastest

Leader First and Fastest

On May 11, 1906, world-renowned aviator Jacqueline Cochran was born. She held more speed, distance, and altitude records than any other flyer during her career, receiving over 200 awards as a pilot. In 1941, Cochran piloted a bomber to England and, as a flight…