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  • Le Mans, France
    Saturday Aug 8, 1908
    The Wright brothers

    Some newspapers that called him a "bluffeur"

    Le Mans, France
    Saturday Aug 8, 1908

    Facing much skepticism in the French aeronautical community and outright scorn by some newspapers that called him a "bluffeur", Wilbur began official public demonstrations on August 8, 1908, at the Hunaudières horse racing track near the town of Le Mans, France.




  • France
    Saturday Aug 8, 1936
    Spanish Civil War

    Aircraft could freely pass from France into Spain if they were bought in other countries

    France
    Saturday Aug 8, 1936

    The French also sent pilots and engineers to the Republicans. Also, until 8 September 1936, aircraft could freely pass from France into Spain if they were bought in other countries.




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