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This Happened

This Happened — May 21: Charles Lindbergh's Transatlantic Flight

Charles Lindbergh flew from New York City to Le Bourget Field in Paris, covering a distance of 3,610 miles (5,810 kilometers) in just 34 hours. He touched down in Paris on this day in 1927.

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Who was Charles Lindbergh?

Charles Lindbergh was an American aviator and military officer who is best known for completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.

Why was Lindbergh's flight significant?

Lindbergh's flight was significant because it was the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat that had been considered impossible by many. It also demonstrated the potential of aviation as a mode of transportation and helped to popularize commercial air travel.

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Polish Paranoia In Naples

Our Naples-based psychiatrist tries to relieve a patient of his anxiety over a very specific delusion of persecution.

Photograph of a man on a call whilst sitting on his orange motorcycle in the side of a Neapolitan street

A man takes a call whilst sitting on his motorcycle in Naples.

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Mariateresa Fichele

"Dottoré, I'm being followed by the Polish! They don't understand that when I'm out, I'm dizzy with my medication, they'll end up running me over!"

"The Polish? Francé, where have you ever seen Polish people in Naples — and on top of that, why would they be following you?"

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