King Edward I of England

Edward I (17/18 June 1239 – 7 July 1307), also known as Edward Longshanks and the Hammer of the Scots (Latin: Malleus Scotorum), was King of England from 1272 to 1307. Before his accession to the throne, he was commonly referred to as The Lord Edward. Continue reading

First City Affected by Urban Air Pollution

London, England was the first city to be affected by urban air pollution by 1273, when richer residents began complaining about coal smoke, that remained in the air. Continue reading

First Woman Glider Pilot

On December 5, 1909, Florence Taylor of Australia made a short flight at Narrabeen Beach in New South Wales. Continue reading

Woman to Receive a Pilot’s License

Elise Deroche, also known as Baroness de Laroche, was the first woman to receive a pilot’s license from the Aero Club de France on March 8, 1910. Continue reading

Damper designed to reduce the smoke

Invented in France in 1715, was the Air Pollution Abatement Device, which was a damper designed to reduce the production of smoke from chimneys. Continue reading

London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service

Aircraft Travel and Transport of London, England, inaugurated London to Paris scheduled passenger airplane service on August 25, 1919.
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