The Answer
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he riddle

"There was a man born in 1897 who, as a boy, longed to fly. He got his big chance in June of 1927 when he flew across the Atlantic from New York to the European continent. He was greeted by cheering throngs there and upon his return to the USA was given a hero's ticker tape parade in New York City. His last name begins with the letter "L". His full name was Charles A. ______?

What was his name? Which napkin is it under?"

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If you said Charles A. Lindbergh was wrong you won the bet. If you said that he was the true answer ... you lost. Lindbergh was born in 1902 and flew in May of 1927 two weeks before Levine. Levine is forgotten and only avid "aerophiles" and a few Jews know this fact.

Here is a link to the relevant page.