Tuesday, February 25, 2014
On This Date in Minnesota History: February 25
On [this date], [Charles A.] Lindbergh and the owners of Ryan Airlines agreed on a price for the plane he would attempt to fly from New York to Paris. With engine and instruments, the total came to $10,580. Lindbergh made a down payment of $1,000. He made a second payment of $6,580 a few days later and paid the balance on April 28, the date of his first test flight in the soon-to-be historic plane [the Spirit of St. Louis].