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Sample of April 1909 News

More than 100 actual news stories appear in the April 1909 issue. Below is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.


Wilbur Wright In Rome
American Aeroplanist Receiving Much Attention - Plans for Flights

     Rome - April 1, 1909 - Wilbur Wright, the American aeroplanist, arrived here this morning from France. As soon as his presence in Rome became known many persons of prominence left their cards at his hotel. Accompanied by Hart O. Berg, his business manager, Mr. Wright visited Major Morris, head of the Italian military service, who greeted the American warmly. The newspapers of Rome extend a hearty welcome to Mr. Wright.
     Mr. Wright's airship has arrived from Pau, and is being put together. The field chosen for the flights is six miles from the city on the historic Appian Way. The property belongs to the Marquis Roccagiovane.
     Ambassador Griscom has asked King Victor Emmanuel to grant an audience to Mr. Wright and Mr. Berg.
Source: New York Evening Post

Aeroplane Fails to Rise
Another Attempt Will be Made By Colonel Scott in Few Days

     Lawrenceburg, Ind. - April 1, 1909 - Col. John F. Scott, the aerial navigator, who has an aeroplane here, making trial tests, failed to raise his machine, after several attempts yesterday. The huge machine was raced around the 1,000 acre field of Henry A. Bobrink, Sr., a wealthy dairyman, living between this city and Aurora, several times with a gasoline cycle motor, but would not raise from the field. The ten foot propeller was making 1,500 revolutions a minute when the engine stopped. Scott said that a carburetor had given out. The machine was repaired and another test will be made within a few days.
Source: The Indianapolis News

Benedictions On Air Craft
Act of Archbishop of Paris Condemned by Flammarion the Astronomer

     Paris - April 3, 1909 - Camille Flammarion, the astronomer, has published an article which he describes the recent pronouncing of a solemn benediction on a new aerodrome and two aeroplanes at Juvisy by Monsignor Amiette, archbishop of paris, as unworthy of the church and on a par with the prayers of intercession in vogue in the Middle Ages. "This act," M. Flammarion says, "was a piece of inexcusable childishness in face of the progress of modern science and philosophy."
Source: New York Evening Post

Empty Balloon Drop in Italy
Anxiety Felt for French Aeronauts Who Sailed in It from Paris

     Milan, Italy - April 9, 1909 - An empty French balloon came down near Conti to-day, and grave apprehension is felt for the three aeronauts who sailed away in the airship from paris. They are Capt. Mayer, Lieut. Gardist and a Mr. Patterson. It is supposed that the balloon was caught in a storm and that the passengers were thrown out. Searching parties found articles belonging to the occupants.
Source: New York Evening Post

Italian Officers Fly With Wrights

     Rome, April 16, 1909 - Italian aeronautical students were "aeroplaning" to-day with Wilbur Wright, who gave them their first lesson in manipulating his aeroplane. The three were naval Lieutenant Calderara, engineer Lieutenant Savoja and Captain Castagneris. The flights were six, eight and seven minutes and the height varied from thirty to 150 feet. An immense crowd, including many government officials witnessed the flights. No elaborate maneuvers were attempted. Mr. Wright made a successful flight yesterday.
Source: The Indianapolis News


More than 100 actual news stories appear in the April 1909 issue. Above is a sampling of a few days of 1909. Individual editions are $9.95 plus postage.

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