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Blanchard Dihydrogène Balloon
 
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Dihydrogen Balloon Jean-Pierre Blanchard.
 
The first flight over the English Channel was on the 7th January 1785, between Dover and Guînes, in 2h25 carrying J.P.Blanchard and John Jeffries.
 
Aeronaut Jean-Pierre Blanchard had made 66 flights in several countries, when he died in 1809 after having been hardly injured in an accident in 1808.
 
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Blanchard and Jeffries crossing the Channel in 1785
 
 
 
 
 
 


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