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  • Harriet Quimby

    Harriet Quimby

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    As a person always looking for new life challenges, she was the first woman to cross the English Channel by air. In March 1912, she sailed for England to meet Louis Blériot, a French flyer with a then international reputation. Quimby managed to convince Blériot to lend her a 50-horsepower monoplane for an attempt to…

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Bob Teevan
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It’s a hoax! We hear about hoaxes every day, and in this silly season of “hate-politics” the public learns of them through social media. But, not long ago, the hoax was not much more than sport. The Cambridge hoax was talked about in newspapers and on postcards.

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