June 16, 1948 in New York history

πŸ“ On This Day πŸ“

72 years ago on June 16th, 1948

Australian adventurer Ben Carlin and his wife Elinore launch their amphibious jeep into New York Bay in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe

Problems with the vehicle would end the trip five days later, and subsequent attempts would encounter various mechanical problems. After modifications to the amphibious setup, their successful attempt began in July 1950 and would end in May 1958 after multiple legs of the journey.


References:

More events from June 16th in New York History


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 97Β°F in 1891
Record Low: 52Β°F in 1927


← June 15   Today   June 17 →
Calendar   Random

Comments

Your email address will remain private, but will be used to display your Gravatar icon if available.
Plain text and emojis may be used but there is a limit of 150 words.