KNOW-VEMBER: Fun November Facts – “11/21/1783 – First Manned Balloon Flight”

365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS!

During the month of November, I will be sharing KNOW-VEMBER: FUN NOVEMBER FACTS from all around the world.

Take a few moments from each November day and share the KNOW-VEMBER fun, knowledge, discovery and smiles with your kids and grandkids.

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Day 325 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:  Fun, Easy & Do-able Daily Activities for Kids

On November 21, 1783, more than a century before the Wright Brothers of Kitty Hawk, NC fame, the first manned balloon flight took place in Paris, France…

Brothers Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier of Annonay, France designed a balloon propelled by an iron furnace.  Physicist Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d’Arlandes were the first human pilots of untethered flight in the Montgolfier brothers’ balloon.  The flight lasted 25 minutes, reached a height of 900 meters and landed 9 or so kilometers from its take-off.

Man had conquered the skies!

To learn more about the inventive Montgolfier brothers, visit here… and visit here to learn how to create your own Paper Mache Hot Air Balloon with your kids and grandkids.

Join me here each day in November for KNOW-VEMBER: NOVEMBER FUN FACTS – on 365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS! – fun, easy and completely do-able!

 


 

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KNOW-VEMBER: Fun November Facts – “11/21/1783 – First Manned Balloon Flight” was last modified: November 21st, 2011 by Sharon Couto