Posted: Apr 02, 2014 10:25 AM MDT
Updated: Sep 06, 2016 05:47 AM MDT
There's more to taking a flight than grabbing a ticket and hitting the sky. Click through to see 12 surprising facts about air travel that many passengers don't know.
Joan of Arc is burned at the stake, the Confederacy picks Richmond as its capital, the first Indy 500 is held, and the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated, all on this day.
Constantinople falls, Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the top of Mount Everest, and Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to race in the Indy 500, all on this day.