First hydrogen balloon being attacked

First hydrogen balloon being attacked

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Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: First hydrogen balloon being attacked, illustration. This scene occurred after the first flight (unmanned) of a hydrogen-filled balloon on the 27th August 1783. The balloon was built by Jacques Charles and the Robert brothers and had taken off from the Champ de Mars, Paris, France. The balloon travelled 21 kilometres in 45 minutes, landing in Gonesse, where the terrified villagers attacked it.

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