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On This Day: March 8

Aviation events for March 8

1910: Claude Moore-Brabazon receives the Royal Aero Club’s first aviator’s certificate in London. Charles Rolls receives the second.
1910: Elise Deroche, the colorful self-styled Baroness Raymonde de Laroche, becomes the first woman in the world to receive a pilot’s license in Paris.
1917: German airship pioneer Count von Zeppelin dies.
1934: Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars.
1946: The Bell 47 receives the first type certificate awarded to a commercial helicopter.
1949: Nonstop flight of 56 hours and 2 minutes has put captain William Odom in the record books. Leaving Honolulu, Hawaii, he covers a distance of 4,957.25 miles before landing at Teterboro, New Jersey to gain the world record in Class C-1-c for light aircraft.
1974: Charles de Gaulle Airport at Roissy-en-France is officially opened. The new international airport is located 15.5 miles (25 km) from the center of Paris.
1979: 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered on Io, a satellite of Jupiter.
1986: Suisei, Japan Comet Flyby made its flyby.
1989: EVA Air is founded.
1996: Cebu pacific Airlines commences flight operations.
2008: Donald S. Lopez, Sr., passes away. A former U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force fighter and test pilot and until his death the deputy director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space
2014: Malaysian Air Systems MH-370, a Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRO) as a code share with China Southern Airlines Flight CZ748, disappeared at 01:22L en-route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. There were 227 passengers aboard and 12 crew members.

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