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Jun 9, 2014 / 174 notes

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history meme | three inventions ∙ alberto santos dumont’s 14-bis 

In October 23, 1906 the Brazilian Alberto Santos Dumont made the first mechanical flight on a heavier-than-air machine: at 4 p.m. his airplane, the “14-bis”, rose from the ground and traveled the distance of 60 meters at a height of 2 to 3 meters: a small flight for a man but a great flight for humanity!

On November 12, he set the first aviation record in the world, flying 220 meters in 21 ½ seconds with members of the Aero-Club du France in attendance. This won Santos Dumont a prize of 1500 francs for making the first flight over 100 meters. The flight was observed by officials from what would become the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (the designated keeper of aviation records), and was credited the first mechanical flight in the world.

When Santos Dumont decided to attack the problem of the mechanical flight, this conception was considered utopian by his contemporaries, and remained so until 1905. After Dumont’s flight, nobody doubted more of the possibility of the mechanical flight. French Captain Ferber in his book “Aviation” written in 1907, says: “The Brazilian inventor has proved that flying machines can fly,” which is equivalent to saying that until then nobody else had. [x]

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Ipanema píer local 
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Ipanema píer local 

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Sao Joao Avenue in the early 50’s
Sao Paulo - Brazil
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Sao Joao Avenue in the early 50’s

Sao Paulo - Brazil

Roosvelt and Getúlio Vargas
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Roosvelt and Getúlio Vargas

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Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932 (Revolução Constitucionalista de 1932)
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Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932 (Revolução Constitucionalista de 1932)

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Taxi driver and police officer at Sao Joao Avenue.
Sao Paulo - Brazil
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Taxi driver and police officer at Sao Joao Avenue.

Sao Paulo - Brazil

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Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, Rio de Janeiro
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Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, Rio de Janeiro

Student movement against the military government (1960’s)
[Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo]
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Student movement against the military government (1960’s)

[Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo]

by Kurt Klagsbrunn
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro (1946)
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by Kurt Klagsbrunn

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro (1946)

by Kurt Klagsbrunn
Rio de Janeiro, 1940’s
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by Kurt Klagsbrunn

Rio de Janeiro, 1940’s