Janusz Korczak, pen name of Henryk Goldszmit ( 1878 or 1879 – 1942). Polish Jewish educator, children's author and pedagogue known as Pan Doktor ("Mr. Doctor") or Stary Doktor ("Old Doctor").
Wednesday, 18 August 2021
Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Betty Skelton Frankman Erde (1926 – 2011). American land speed record holder and aerobatics pilot who set 17 aviation and automobile records. She was known as "The First Lady of Firsts".
William Langhorne Bond (1893- 1985). American aviator and aviation executive.
Monday, 16 August 2021
Enola Gay Tibbets (née Haggard, 1890 - 1966). Born in Iowa, she was the daughter of Alfred Allen Haggard and Mary Lavina Wareham. In 1912, Haggard married Paul Warfield Tibbets and they had two children: Paul Warfield Jr. and Barbara Ann.
Charles Keeney Hamilton (1885 – 1914). American pioneer aviator nicknamed the "crazy man of the air".He was, in the words of the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission, "known for his dangerous dives, spectacular crashes, extensive reconstructive surgeries, and ever present cigarette" and was "frequently drunk". He survived more than 60 crashes.
Theodore Gordon Ellyson (1885 – 1928), nicknamed "Spuds". First United States Navy officer designated as an aviator ("Naval Aviator No. 1"). Ellyson served in the experimental development of aviation in the years before and after World War I. He also spent several years before the war as part of the Navy's new submarine service. A recipient of the Navy Cross for his antisubmarine service in World War I, Ellyson died in 1928 when his aircraft crashed over the Chesapeake Bay.