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  • Paris, France
    Saturday Oct 19, 1901

    Eiffel Tower

    Alberto Santos-Dumont, flying his No.6 airship, won a 100,000-franc prize

    Paris, France
    Saturday Oct 19, 1901

    On 19 October 1901, Alberto Santos-Dumont, flying his No.6 airship, won a 100,000-franc prize offered by Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe for the first person to make a flight from St. Cloud to the Eiffel Tower and back in less than half an hour.




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