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

Saturday Oct 19, 1901
Paris, France

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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