When faced with challenges, it is a sink or swim kind of deal. You either adapt your skills to fit the situation at hand, or you fail. This is the case for both Charles Lindbergh and Christopher Columbus, no pun intended. While on opposite ends of a four-hundred year gap, both of these men crossed the Atlantic ocean; one nautically and one aeronautically. Columbus and Lindbergh faced challenges, adapted, and in turn they both accomplished great feats.
Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh are explorers that have discovered new places and done things that people thought were impossible. Both of these men faced many hardships on their journeys, but their skillsets helped them to pull through the difficult times. There was a major time gap between their travels and many things differed between them and their skills, yet there were also many things that the two had in common. These things helped each of the men to achieve the goal that they were aiming to accomplish.
What do Christopher Columbus and Charles Lindbergh have in common? They were both explorers who impacted history and are both well known for being the first people to explore the New World and travel across the Atlantic Ocean. These two men, despite their 400 year difference, shared many differences and similarities in their voyages, what they hoped to achieve, the challenges they faced, and the skills they faced.
Al (Alphonse) Capone was born on Tuesday the 17th January 1899 in Brooklyn, New York City. His parents were called Teresina Capone and Gabriel Capone, and they were poor Italian immigrants, and he was one of 8 siblings. They had immigrated from Naples, Italy to Brooklyn, New York City. He was the fourth of five sons and two daughters. His brother names were Salvatore (Frank) Raffaele (Ralph "Bottles") and Vincenzo. The names of his sisters were Rosalia (Rose) and Mafalda. He quit school in the 6th Grade (Year 7, 11 years of age) and joined two “kid gangs” the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors.
There have been many revolutionary people throughout history. One revolutionary person that has change the world is Charles Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh was a famous aviator in the United States. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 4, 1902 to his parents Evangeline and Charles Lindbergh. He did not always strive to be an aviator, but always on the search for exciting adventures. Charles Lindbergh’s influence over the aviation industry changed air travel forever.
Al Capone was born on January 17th 1899 in Brooklyn New York. His parents Gabriele and Teresina Capone where Italian Immigrants who earned humble livings. His Father a Barber and his Mother a Seamstress. As a child Al Capone was a very promising student but often had trouble with keeping the rules at a very prestigious Catholic Institution. Eventually leading to him being expelled for hitting his female teacher in 6th Grade. After being expelled in 6th grade he decided to drop out of school. During this time Capone started to also joined a street gang called the South Brooklyn Rippers and then later on the Five Point Juniors. During this time, he was able to make association with Johnny Torrio who would later become his boss and his mentor.
Kidnapping. Taking someone away illegally by force, typically to obtain a ransom. The Lindberghs were a sweet family and everyone loved them, especially after they had their first son, or that 's what everyone thought. The Lindbergh’s son was killed after being kidnapped from their house in New Jersey. The mystery behind the Lindbergh baby kidnapping can be summed up in the theories: it was done by Bruno Hauptmann or Charles Lindbergh helped the kidnapper.
. The case was such a sad story. Charles Lindbergh was famous for making the first solo transatlantic airplane flight. The son was Charles Lindbergh’s baby and he was kidnapped in 1932 when he was only 20 months old. The kidnapper used the ladder to kidnap the baby from the second-floored window. Following, Charles Lindbergh and his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh received a note saying that their son has been kidnapped and the money to bail him back is $50,000 which was a lot of money back then. The money was later increased to $70,000. His body was later found near the Charles’ mansion. The police later found evidence that leads to Bruno Hauptmann, a german immigrants. The money was found at his place and also the notes that were sent to Lindbergh’s family matched Hauptmann’s handwriting. Also the wood that Hauptmann has also matched with the ladder’s material that was used to climb up the mansion. He was later electrocuted
When you get on a plane to leave for vacation, you never think about the people who have gotten us to that point. Flying has evolved over the past one hundred years and Charles Lindbergh was one of the people who helped make it what it is today.
Lilian Bland, contrary to her name, was not so ‘bland’ at all. Bland was a woman that made a mark in aviation history, but you have probably have never heard her name. I am sure the name you do think of when you hear “first woman to fly a plane” is Amelia Earhart. However that is not true. Lilian Bland was the first woman in the world to fly an aeroplane. Not only did she fly a plane, but she also designed and built her own aircraft. Her journey to becoming the first woman to design, build, and fly the first aeroplane was not easy at all. She changed history, even if it was only slightly, yet most people do not even know about her incredible accomplishments.
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, born 9 February 1897 to 8 November 1935, was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned worldwide fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first ‘reverse’ trans-Pacific flight from Australia to the United States. He made the first non-stop flight over the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand. He made a flight from Australia to London setting a world record of 10.5 days. He joined No. 23 Squadron RFC on the Western Front of World War 1 in July of 1917. He downed four enemy aircraft in combat, before he himself was shot down and wounded in August of the same year resulting in the loss of a few of his toes. He was
No one would guess from the simple beginnings of his birth in the year 1930 that Neil Armstrong would go on to become a national icon. In 1969, Neil Armstrong changed humanity’s view of the possible and the impossible. Armstrong’s footsteps on the surface of the moon and the proclamation “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” awakened the belief that the impossible could indeed become possible. While Traveling across a vast setting, and becoming a national hero, Neil Armstrong remained as humble as the farmhouse into which he had been born. Armstrong’s life greatly resembles one of an epic hero’s.
Neil Armstrong was the person to ever walk on something other than Earth. He explored a place people only dreamed of seeing up close, let alone touch. As the human race moves throughout the stars, everyone will think back to the first man who accomplished this feat.
The Lindbergh Kidnapping case might be the most controversial case of the century. In this case,a 20 month old infant who was the son of famous pilot Charles Lindbergh, was kidnapped and murdered.This all took place in Flemington, New Jersey. Charles lindbergh at the time was considered an “American Hero”, he was the first pilot to “solo nonstop airplane ride across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris.”