Portal:Transport/Selected anniversaries/August 24
- 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb became first person to swim English Channel.
- 1932 – Amelia Earhart (pictured) is the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop (from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey).
- 1989 – Voyager 2 passes Neptune.
- 2001 – Air Transat Flight 236 runs out of fuel over the Atlantic Ocean (en route to Lisbon from Toronto) and makes an emergency landing in the Azores.