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oct 14, 1947 - First Man to Break The Sound Barrier

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Chuck Yeager was the first man to break the sound barrier (the point where a speeding object passes the speed of sound). He was flying the Glamorous Glennis on 14 October, 1947. Yeager received a prestigious aviation award called the Collier Trophy, which called his flight the greatest achievement in aviation since the Wright Brothers first took flight in 1903.

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oct 14, 1947
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~ 71 years ago
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