Nicknamed the “The Lindbergh Line” this airline was founded in 1928 on the heels of Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic flight.

  • Pan American World Airways
  • Trans World Airlines
  • Transcontinental Air Transport
  • Western Air Express

Today in History: Born on August 7


Matthew A. Henson, explorer with Robert Peary who first reached the North Pole (though some recent scholarship disputes this claim).


Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary leader.


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling.


Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron and winner of the 1939 Nobel Prize for physics.


Arthur J. Goldberg, labor lawyer instrumental in the merger of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.


Dustin Hoffman, American actor.


Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Soviet cosmonaut, the first woman to walk in space (July 25, 1984).


 M. Ashman, author, co-editor of Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey, and a founding member of TED Global, the international organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.