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On This Day: June 16

Aviation events for June 16

1909: A two-day celebration in Dayton, Ohio marks the homecoming of the Wrights.
1922: A hybrid aircraft – part airplane (three fixed wings) and part helicopter (twin rotor blades) designed by American inventor Emile Berliner – makes a short vertical flight.
1932: The Lockheed Aircraft Corp. finally closes down eight months after the receivers were called in to its parent company, Detroit Aircraft Corp. On June 21, investment broker Robert Ellsworth Gross leads a consortium that buys the assets and opens a new company under the same name.
1941: National Airport (today Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport) opens.
1959: Luna 1959A USSR Attempted Lunar Impact launch failed.

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