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July 17, 2017, is “Wrong Way” Corrigan Day. According to, Douglas Corrigan bought an aircraft off of a trash heap in 1938. He rebuilt and modified it for long distance and flew it from California to New York. He got national attention because the plane survived the nonstop journey; but more than that, the circumstances of his trip ended up being rather peculiar.

He planned to cross the Atlantic, but aviation authorities denied his flight. They would only allow him to go back to the West Coast. He started his journey back to California but, after a few minutes, he made a 180-degree turn and ended up in Dublin, Ireland. He claimed he got lost, but the authorities didn’t buy the story and suspended his license. He and the plane made it back to New York on a ship, where he was met by many autograph seekers.

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Red Baron Air Tours in Woodbine offers sight seeing excursions over New Jersey oceans all year long. Their Ocean City location is open during the summer months. For more information, call 609-840-1005.

Century Air in Fairfield offers scenic rides as well as flying lessons and recurrent training. For more information, call 800-486-2368.

Princeton Airport offers aircraft sales, flight school, airport tours and more. For more information, call 609-921-3100.

Andover Flight Academy in Andover offers training, skyrides and gift certificates. For more information, call 973-786-6554.

July 17 is also National Peach Ice Cream Day, World Emoji Day and Yellow Pig Day.

Today in NJ, 2016: National Tattoo Day

July 17, 2016, is National Tattoo Day. The word “tattoo” comes from the Tahitian term “tatua,” which means “to mark.” Tattoos have appeared throughout all cultures for centuries; in fact, decorating the skin has been popular since ancient times. Previous discoveries of clay dolls indicate that Egyptians have had tattoos since 4000 BC. Below, you’ll find a list of New Jersey tattoo shops.

Pure Ink Tattoo in Ledgewood offers tattooing, piercings, tattoo removal, and tattoo numbing. They are open Monday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. For more information, call 973-998-0742.

Brand New Tattoo in Ewing offers tattoos, cover-ups, and portraits. There is also a gallery with work from the tattoo artists, their friends, and other local artists. They are open Monday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information, call 609-882-3098.

White Lotus in Toms River is a tattoo shop as well as a fine art gallery. They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. For more information, call 732-505-6887.

Altered Art Tattoos and Piercing in Vineland is a full-service piercing and tattoo studio specializing in custom body art. Call 856-696-8305 to make an appointment.

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