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Sunday 25th of July 1909

115 years ago

37-year-old aviation pioneer Louis Blériot becomes the first man to fly from Calais, France across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft in Northfall Meadow, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.

Blériot won the prize of £1,000 offered by the Daily Mail newspaper.