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Blériot's Cross-Channel Flight

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Early in the morning of July 25th, 1909 – a hundred years ago today – Louis Blériot (1872-1936) crossed the English Channel, a distance of 22 statute miles (36.6 km) from Les Barraques (near Calais) to Dover. There had been longer flights and further flights, but the conquest of the Channel by air was a sensation   …Continue Reading