Craig Breedlove, land-speed record holder, born - Mar 23, 1937 - HISTORY.com

On this day in 1937, Craig Breedlove, the first person to reach land speeds of 400mph, 500 mph and 600 mph in a jet-powered vehicle, is born.

Breedlove was raised in Southern California, where as a teenager he built cars and was a drag racer.
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