Historical Happenings 100 Years Ago August 14, 1919 The first ever “aeroplane” to land in Gothenburg arrived after a 38-minute flight from Kearney, lighting down just east of town after first flying over downtown. The plane was piloted by I.L. Sloniger, a native of Lincoln who had recently completed an 18-month stint in the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!