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#4638667 - 11/21/23 11:09 AM Happy Montgolfier Day.  
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This day 240 years ago.

First manned flight.

On 21 November 1783, the first manned flight took place when Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes flew a free-flying montgolfière over Paris.

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#4638668 - 11/21/23 11:38 AM Re: Happy Montgolfier Day. [Re: Wigean]  
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Those were smart guys indeed!

There's a great scene in the John Adams HBO mini-series where you see the hot air balloons in use in Paris.

Last edited by PanzerMeyer; 11/21/23 12:05 PM.

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