On this date To­day in his­tory

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In 1542, Span­ish ex­plorer Her­nando de Soto died while search­ing for gold along the Mis­sis­sippi River.

In 1868, Ulysses S. Grant was nom­i­nated for pres­i­dent by the Repub­li­can na­tional con­ven­tion in Chicago.

In 1927, Charles A. Lind­bergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis mono­plane near Paris, com­plet­ing the first solo air­plane flight across the At­lantic Ocean in 33 1⁄2 hours.

In 1932, Amelia Earhart be­came the first wo­man to fly solo across the At­lantic Ocean as she landed in North­ern Ire­land, about 15 hours af­ter leav­ing New­found­land.

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