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Louis Blériot – The first person fly across the Channel in a heavier-than-air craft

The first aerial crossing of the English Channel took place from Dover on 7 January 1785 by Dr. John Jeffries (1744–1819) and Jean-Pierre Blanchard, (1753–1809) using a balloon. By the end of the 19th century, balloons were becoming larger and … Continue reading

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