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On This Day: October 11

Aviation events for October 11

1910: President Teddy Roosevelt becomes the 1st US president to fly when he is taken up in St. Louis.
1956: a Vickers Valiant of No. 49 Squadron RAF drops Britain's first air-dropped atomic bomb, over Maralinga, South Australia.
1990: First flight of the Rockwell/MBB X-31.
2006: New York Yankees baseball pitcher Cory Lidle's Cirrus SR20 aircraft crashes in New York City, killing Lidle and his flight instructor.

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