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Wadi Halfa

damaged when it crashed on takeoff.; Jackson 1988, p. 202. van Rynevald and Brand then borrowed a Airco DH.9 to continue the journey to Cape Town. They were disqualified as winners but nevertheless the South African government awarded them £5,000 each. Along with van Rynevald, Brand was knighted (British honours system) in 1920 for his role in the record attempt. Quintin Brand Photo


Komsomolsk-on-Amur

of attractions, this can count as one. This odd monument made out of the tail of a plane can make a good addition to your photo album. It's a monument to the pilots who perished saving the crew in a emergency landing in the Taiga, after their plane ran out of fuel during a record attempt for the longest flight back in the pioneering days of aeronautics. * commons:Комсомольск-на-Амуре


Bulawayo

. van Rynevald and Brand then borrowed a Airco DH.9 to continue the journey to Cape Town. They were disqualified as winners but nevertheless the South African government awarded them £5,000 each. Along with van Rynevald, Brand was knighted (British honours system) in 1920 for his role in the record attempt. Quintin Brand Photo 1920


Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

2006-12-22 He later joined a record attempt called "The Big Swallow" in which a group of sword swallowers try to simultaneously swallow as many swords as possible. News article on 2003 Big Swallow (accessed December 22, 2006). In 1912 the D&H and the Pennsylvania Railroad incorporated the Wilkes-Barre Connecting Railroad, creating an interchange between the two lines


Colombo

Spice Nepal Ncell bags SAARC Award publisher Sovitt.com.np accessdate 2012-04-01 Joachim's first record attempt involved running in his hometown of Colombo, Sri Lanka for at least a little bit every hour for 1000 consecutive hours, (August 19-September 26, 1996; 42 days), totaling a distance of 3,495 km. ''Gorleston'' was then assigned to the 42nd Escort Group with sister ship HMS ''Totland'', River class frigates HMS ''Ness'' and HMS ''Exe'', and sloops HMS


Coventry

%20lantern%20ireland%20scotland&f false Halloween and Commemorations of the Dead p.12. Infobase Publishing, 2009 holding parties where games such as apple bobbing are played. Apple dookers make record attempt ''BBC News''. Retrieved 18 February 2011. Other practices in Ireland include lighting bonfires, and having firework displays.


Columbus, Ohio

Francisco and back. The youth has 275 air-hours to his credit, of which thirty-eight hours were of night flying. The record attempt will be made in a four-piece Cessna monoplane powered with a Warner Scarab motor, a far faster ship than that used by Goldsborough. publisher New York Times date July 30, 1930 accessdate 2007-08-21 On August 25, 1930 he set the round-trip transcontinental air speed record for pilots under the age of twenty-one years in his Cessna using a Warner Scarab engine. He flew from Westfield, New Jersey on August 14, 1930 to Los Angeles, California in 4 days with a combined flying time of 29 hours and 55 minutes. He lowered the East to West record by 4 hours and 22 minutes. He then made the return trip from Los Angeles to Roosevelt Airfield in New York in 27 hours and 19 minutes, lowering the West to East record by 1 hour and 36 minutes. His total elapsed time for the round trip was 57 hours and 14 minutes, breaking the preceding record for the round trip. Frank Herbert Goldsborough held the previous record which was 62 hours and 58 minutes. When Eddie landed in New York on August 25, 1930, his first words were to his father: "Hello Pop, I made it." He attended high school in Columbus and graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. DATE OF BIRTH April 7, 1951 PLACE OF BIRTH Columbus (Columbus, Ohio), Ohio DATE OF DEATH thumb 300px Melvin Rios and Baldemar Velasquez at Columbus Rally for Undocumented Immigrants' Rights, 2006-03-26 (Image:20060326 14-05-39melvinbaldemarvelasquez.JPG) On March 26, thousands rallied outside the Columbus, Ohio (w:Columbus, Ohio) statehouse, advocating rights for undocumented immigrants. This was one of a series of rallies following one in Los Angeles (w:Los Angeles, California), which was reported to have drawn over 500,000 attendees.


Seattle

, and endurance record attempt. This aircraft, powered by General Electric GEnx engines, had flown , set in 2002


NASA

-autos.net news 111 title SSC Sets Date for Top Speed Record Attempt - Automotive News and Motorsports News at Fast-Autos.net! accessdate 2007-12-31 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20070927063415 http: www.fast-autos.net news 111 archivedate 2007-09-27 The March 22nd attempt failed to break the record, due to sub-optimal conditions. Test driver Rick Doria reported "wheel-spin" at speeds above


Netherlands

http: web.archive.org web 20051127075716 http: www2.rnw.nl rnw en features science 041129rf archivedate 27 November 2005 This status which came to widespread attention after a female House Sparrow, referred to as the "''Dominomus (Domino Day 2005 sparrow)''", was killed after knocking down dominoes arranged as part of an attempt to set a world record.


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