On this day in 1947 Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the Earth.
On the same day exactly 10 years later, a mysterious object reportedly crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. The Army said it was a weather balloon, but … well, you’ve heard the theories.
What a strange collection of aviation milestones.
At least one of them had a (somewhat) happy ending …