TODAY IN HISTORY: At 5:31 am on July 11, 1935, aviatrix Laura…

TODAY IN HISTORY: At 5:31 am on July 11, 1935, aviatrix Laura Houghtaling Ingalls took off from Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn and flew nonstop across North America to the Union Air Terminal in Burbank, California. It was a first for women in aviation. (Too bad her adventurous, pioneering career in flight is overshadowed by the fact that she was an unrepentant Nazi sympathizer, paid German agent, and anti-Semite.)