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Sample of July 1909 News

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


Fell 1,000 Feet from Balloon

     Chicago, Ill - July 8, 1909 - Vern Yohn, an amateur aeronaut of Chicago, fell nearly a thousand feet from his balloon at a celebration at Waukegan last night. Both wrists and ankles are broken, and his back was injured, but at the hospital to which Yohn was taken it was said he probably would recover.
Source: New York Evening Post

Newspaper In a Balloon
Novel Enterprise of a Dayton Publisher

     Hamilton, OH. - July 13, 1909 - The first newspaper ever printed in a balloon was received in Butler County yesterday afternoon when a balloon from Dayton passed over the western part of this county. The bag was equipped with a corps of newspaper men and a little printing press and as the balloon soared over the towns copies of a miniature newspaper, printed in the balloon basket, were thrown to the ground.
     When the balloon reached Woods Station, eight miles east of Hamilton copies sent down telling of an exciting experience at Darrtown, when farmers fired at the balloon with rifles. The balloon was unharmed.
Source: Long Beach Daily Telegram, Long Beach, CA

Aeroplanist Makes Trial Cross-Country Flight

     Etampes, France - July 13, 1909 - M. Bleriot, one of the French aeroplanists who are planning to fly across the English Channel left here this morning in his aeroplane on a cross-country flight, in an attempt to reach orleans and win the French Aero Club prize of $2,800. The distance is twenty-five miles in a straight line, a little more than the distance across the Channel
Source: New York Evening Post

Monoplane Flies at Calais
Propeller Slightly Damaged and Cross Channel Flight Not Essayed

     Calais - July 13, 1909 - Herbert Latham, the French aeroplanist, who is waiting here for favorable weather conditions to attempt to reach England in his monoplane, made a splendid fifteen minute trial flight this morning. In coming down, however, the wheels on his propeller were slightly damaged by contact with the earth. There was a light wind at the time of M. Latham's flight. It was felt that he might head across the Channel for Dover, and the waiting torpedo boats and yachts went to sea to be in readiness to follow him should he do so. But the aeroplanist held his machine over the land and came down near the starting point. The trial flight was witnessed by a large crowd, which cheered with enthusiasm.
Source: New York Evening Post

Curtiss a Real Buzzard
Flies Nine Miles in Fifteen Minutes on Long Island Today

     Long Island, N.Y. - July 15, 1909 - Glenn H. Curtiss bettered his own record today when he flew his aeroplane at Mineola, L.I., nine miles in fifteen minutes. Curtiss made two flights between 5 and 6 o'clock this morning. The first was stopped after two miles by the fog. It was the second that beat his performance of yesterday, when he traveled five miles in about seven minutes and was compelled to descend by the loosening of two bolts in his propeller.
     Although there was a thick fog this morning, other conditions for aerial flights were excellent, there being practically no breeze.
     Curtiss' performances today brought him many congratulations from his friends, who predict that he will soon make a flight that will place him in a class with the European aviators whom he will meet in the international aeroplane races in France.
Source: The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.

Wright Aeroplane Is Flown 37 Miles
Brother Orville Makes Successful Tests at Fort Myers, Showing Great Confidence in Machine

     Washington - July 19, 1909 - Showing more confidence in himself that he has exhibited before this season, Orville Wright made two successful flights in the Wright aeroplane at Fort Myer this evening.
     The first flight began shortly after 6:30 o'clock and lasted 25 minutes and 18 seconds, during which time the aviator circled the parade grounds twenty-five and a half times.
     The second lasted half an hour and twenty-nione and a half circuits were made.
     The machine behaved splendidly. In 55 minutes it covered approximately 37 miles.
     Wright declared it had attained a speed of 41 miles an hour and reached a heaight of 150 feet. He said the machine worked smoothly, but was not yet in perfect condition for the official flights.
     The time of the trials gradually will be lengthened.
Source: Los Angeles Herald


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

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