Monday, February 29, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: February 29

February 29, 1916 – Four responsible men reported seeing a biplane carrying three passengers flying over the Duluth and Superior harbor at four this morning. This is the fourth appearance of the biplane in a week.

A long rope with a bulky object attached to it hung over the biplane. Excitement is running high as tomorrow is the date that an anonymous letter stated that Ashland, Wis., munitions plant would be blown up by aeroplanes dropping bombs.

The Bemidji Daily Pioneer; “Biplane Is Again Seen Over Duluth Ore Docks”; Feb. 29, 1916; p. 1.

An example of a 1916 biplane.


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