On This Day in Buffalo History
12:46 pm
Sun August 29, 2010

On this day in Buffalo history...

Buffalo, NY – On August 29, 1909, Glenn Curtiss, 31, a Western New York aviator, won the first James Gordon Bennett international airplane race, in the "Rheims Flyer" in Rheims France, flying at an average speed of 46.5 miles per hour.