Sept. 28, 1924 | First Around-the-World Flights Touch Down in Seattle | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY |
The flight began on April 6, 1924, when four Douglas World Cruiser planes, named the Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New Orleans, set off from Seattle to Alaska, then over the Pacific to Japan, through Asia, the Middle East and Europe, over the Atlantic to Newfoundland via Iceland and Greenland, and finally over America from Boston back to Seattle.