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1785 1st balloon flight across the English Channel...
Item # 591844
January 14, 1785
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 14, 1785
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* French ballooning pioneer
* 1st English Channel crossing
Page 3 has an historic report of the very first balloon crossing of the English Channel, done by famed balloonist Jean Blanchard. It notes in part: "Blanchard was two hours & a half in the air; two hours of which he was upon the sea..." with more (see photos). See the hyperlink for more on this first English Channel crossing. Great to have this report in a British newspaper.
Folio size, 4 pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's