Famous aviator Charles Lindbergh landed his plane in Kansas City on this date in 1927 to dedicate the city’s new airport. A crowd of 25,000 people participated in the festivities.

Based upon content from the book This Day In Missouri History by Ross Malone, author and Missouri historian. Get your copy on Amazon.

Photo credit: Charles A. Lindbergh. , ca. 1927. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002721497/.