This Day in History (1975): G-II Jet Passes Muster
The new jet is just like company’s last jet, with improvements made to instrumentation, navigation, and radar.
From the Aug. 13, 1975, edition of The Arabian Sun
Inspecting the latest addition of the Aramco fleet, a Grumman Gulfstream II, are, from left, R.S. Lutrell, general manager of Community and Industrial Services; president R.W. Powers; and senior vice president of Services E.P. Zinola.
The aircraft is identical to the first G-II acquired six years ago as far as size, weight, speed, ranging, and performance are concerned.
Instrumentation, communications, navigation, and radar equipment have been updated, and the inspectors found the new interior seating arrangement and color scheme to be functional and attractive.
Also on this date
1995 — American baseball player Mickey Mantle dies at age 63 in Dallas, Texas
1982 — Arkansas Governor and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is born in Hope, Arkansas
1969 — The Apollo 11 astronauts participate in a ticker-tape parade held in New York City for them, and at a state dinner later in Los Angeles, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from U.S. President Richard M. Nixon
1967 — Two young women become the first fatal victims of grizzly bear attacks in the 57-year history of Montana's Glacier National Park
1960 — The Central African Republic declares independence from France
1942 — Major General Eugene Reybold of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authorize the construction of facilities that would house the "Development of Substitute Materials" project, better known as the Manhattan Project
1920 — The Battle of Warsaw begins in the Polish-Soviet War, lasting until Aug. 25 when the Red Army is defeated
1918 — Opha May Johnson becomes the first woman ever to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps
1913 — The first production of stainless steel by Harry Brearley
1905 — Norwegians vote to end the union with Sweden
1889 — William Gray of Hartford, Connecticut, is granted U.S. Patent 408,709 for the development of the coin-controlled apparatus for telephones (i.e., pay phones)