October 11, 1910

Theodore Roosevelt became the first President to fly. He came to Aviation Field in St. Louis for the experience. His pilot was Arch Hoxsey.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.