Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.

This Day in History

On February 26, 1949, the first aircraft, dubbed Lucky Lady II, took off from Fort Worth, Texas to make the first nonstop round-the-world flight.  With a captain and crew of 14 men, the plan averaged 249 miles per hour on its 23,452-mile trip. The craft was refueled four times in the air by B-29 tanker planes and returned to the U.S. on March 2 after 94 hours in the air.


"What can one person do?"
Read some of the stories on this site; you'll see that they revolve around single individuals who worked toward change.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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