Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May 11 Birthday: Harriet Quimby

Harriet Quimby, pilot
May 11, 1875-July 1, 1912

Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss, illustrated by C.F. Payne (Silver Whistle, 2001)

Quimby’s incredible accomplishment was overwhelmed by the press coverage of the sinking of the Titanic. Nonetheless, she made history.

Visit the Harriet Quimby Home Page for photos and more.