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What Happened on June 27, 1923

Historical Events


Plane1st Aerial Refueling

Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane

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Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter (bottom aircraft) performing the first aerial refueling over the skies of Rockwell Field in California, June 27, 1923.
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter (bottom aircraft) performing the first aerial refueling over the skies of Rockwell Field in California, June 27, 1923.
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1923 Highlights

About June 27, 1923

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer