The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Amelia Earhart Lands In Ireland

Here is another interesting historical coincidence from The People History.  On May 21, 1932, five years to the day after Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris to become the first man to fly non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic.  Perhaps weather conditions made that time of the year ideal for such a flight.

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