Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799) were paper manufacturers from Annonay, in Ardèche, France best known as inventors of the Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique. Continue reading

International Airplane Racing

The first international airplane race was called the Bennett Trophy Race, Continue reading

International Balloon Racing

The James Gordon Bennett Race, was the first International Balloon Race. It was inaugurated in Paris, France, in 1906. Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett, investigative reporter

The first Investigative Reporter was non other than James Gordon Bennett of New York, NY, USA, Continue reading

James Gordon Bennett Jr.

James Gordon Bennett Jr. (May 10, 1841 – May 14, 1918) was publisher of the New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett Sr., who emigrated from Scotland. Continue reading

Bennett Trophy: International Road Race

James Gorden Bennett offered up the Prize and the Automobile Club de France organized the International Road Race, 3 national automobile clubs competed for the Prize. Continue reading