Born: Jul 01, 1872 AD
Died: 1936 AD, at 64 years of age.
1872 - Born in Cambrai, on the 1st of July.
- He performed the first flight over a large body of water in a heavier-than-air craft.
- Louis Blériot studied engineering at the École Centrale Paris.
1900 - He built an ornithopter, a type of early aircraft designed to use wing-flapping to achieve flight.
1903-1906 - Blériot and collaborator Gabriel Voisin formed the Blériot-Voisin Company.
1909 - On 25th of July, he made 1st airplane crossing of English Channel.
1936 - Died on the 2nd of August.
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