THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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October 16, 1927
A Fred O. Seibel Cartoon Was Published
On October 15, 1927, Richmond's Richard Evelyn Byrd Flying Field, now the Richmond International Airport, was dedicated. Charles Lindbergh (1902–1974) flew the Spirit of St. Louis, the airplane in which he made the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, to Richmond for the dedication. The next day, the Richmond Times-Disptach
ran a cartoon by Fred O. Seibel (1886–1968) depicting the event. Seibel's popular cartoons often featured the character of Moses Crow, who observed and commented on events portrayed. The Richmond Times-Dispatch
ran Seibel's cartoons from 1926 until his retirement in 1968.