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1784: Aranjuez

Antonio Carnicero: Ascent of a Montgolfier Balloon in Aranjuez (1784)

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1784: First Woman to Fly

On June 4, 1784, at the age of 19, a French opera singer named √Člisabeth Thible became the first woman aeronaut in history by ascending in a hot air balloon in Lyon. A painter named M. Fleurant had been scheduled … Continue reading

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