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This day in history, October 14: Pilot Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier

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Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager, then 24, became the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, zipping across the sky above California’s Mojave Desert in a rocket-powered aircraft on Oct. 14, 1947. (www.chicagotribune.com) More...

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Chuck Yeager, a pilot's pilot. At 97 he's probably still better than most wonders coming out of flight school today.

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