April 10, 1930

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Dame Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (26 September 1865 – 22 March 1937), embarks on a record-breaking flight from Lympne Airport to Cape Town, in the her de Havilland DH.60 Moth aircraft - affectionately named "The Spider" - flying 9,000 miles in 100 flying hours over the next 10 days.

Following a laboratory accident four years earlier, chemists Joseph C. Patrick and Nathan Mnookin first produce Synthetic rubber under the banner 'Thiokol'.


Births

Pertti "Spede" Olavi Pasanen, Finnish television personality (d. 2001)


Deaths

Alfred Owen Williams, British poet and author (b. 1877)


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