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The Iconic Boeing 747: A Look Back at the Day It Was Rolled Off the Assembly Line and Presented to the Public

Take a look back at the day the first-ever Boeing 747 was presented to the public in Everett, Washington on September 30th, 1968. It's been in service for nearly half a century, with over 1,500 of them built and flown in 90 countries around the world. Don't miss the larger versions with more details.
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This is a photo of the first-ever Boeing 747 rolled off the assembly line and was presented to the public on September 30th, 1968 at Paine Field, in Everett, Washington. Arguably the most iconic aircraft ever built, with over 1,500 of them built over nearly half a century. It has been in service for airlines in nearly 90 countries around the world. Make sure you click on these for much greater details in larger versions.

Boeing 747-121 on display to public

Boeing 747-121 on display to public

Boeing 747-121 taking off

Source: The Museum of Flight

By the way, just a week prior was the debut of another long-lasting brand, CBS’s 60 Minutes, which is still on the air 47 years later.

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