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First attempt to fly across the English Channel... Baseball at night...



Item # 569298

July 31, 1909

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 31, 1909 

* First attempt to fly across the English Channel 
* Early airplane - aviation 
* Baseball
 

The front page has two half page photos: "The First Attempt to Fly Across The English Channel." The top photo shows Hubert Latham in flight above the English Channel, & the other Latham taking off from the cliff at Sangatte, France (see).

There is a report inside about Latham's failed attempt to cross the Channel, plus two more photos.

Another page has a report headed: "Baseball At Night" describing the successful experiment using lights to illuminate the "Cincinnati National League Baseball Park". Mentions that George F. Cahill, the inventor of the lamps used to light the field, also invented an "ingenious" pitching machine "...which has been used with much success." Includes a photo of one of the "powerful projectors", and a view of the field under the lights (see photos).

Sixteen pages, very nice, clean condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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