Monday, September 20, 2010

Eleven Score and Seven Years Ago Today


France became "the first nation to take to the air" — The Montgolfier Baloon.

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Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

I read somewhere that a French woman who witnessed this exclaimed "Oh! Now I know that in 200 years people will live forever, and I have just missed it!"

10:32 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

It's hard to imagine being so excited over a hot air balloon, but her comment is a reminder of what a great achievement it truly was.

5:26 PM  

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