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On This Day: July 21

Aviation events for July 21

1909: The first international Zeppelin (airship) show is held in Frankfurt, Germany.
1911: Denise Moore crashes and dies on a solo flight in a Farman airplane, the first woman killed in a plane.
1919: Anthony Fokker founds the Dutch Aircraft Company at Schipol, near Amsterdam.
1946: a McDonnell XFD-1 Phantom executes the first intentional and controlled landing by a purely jet-powered aircraft aboard a US aircraft carrier, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1980: The F-16 is officially nicknamed the Fighting Falcon in a ceremony.
2001: First flight of the XCOR EZ-Rocket, flown by Dick Rutan.

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