This Day in Aviation History
I am going to give you two for the price of one. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will do the first one:

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Today in 1965: U.S. Air Force Captain and test pilot Joseph Engle flew a North American X-15 to altitude of 280,600 ft and became the youngest pilot ever to qualify as an astronaut. Engle is pictured here in 1964 standing by an X-15.

See an X-15 on display at the Museum in Washington, DC: 

Image Credit: U.S. Air Force