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This Day in History - August 19th
(2001) - Color - 1 min
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This Day in History - August 19th
Starring - Double Eagle Balloon
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(2001) - Color - 1 min
The LikeTelevision™ History channel proudly presents, This Day in History - August 19! On August 19, 1978 - A balloon crosses the Atlantic. Well - the impossible was made possible by a balloon called the Double Eagle, piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Max Anderson and Larry Newman. All three were from Albuquerque, New Mexico, from where they initially set sail. On August 19, 1978, the Double Eagle touched down in Miserey, France, some 60 miles from the Eiffel Tour in Paris, where they had first hoped to land. The 3 Americans made history by completing the first trans-Atlantic balloon crossing while setting an endurance record of 138 hours and 6 minutes in the air.



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