First flight across the English Channel

French flyer Louis Bleriot, second left, with his wife Alicia, is surrounded by wellwishers after landing on a golf course near Dover, England, on Sunday, July 25, 1909. Bleriot flew from Les Baraques, a village near Calais, France, to Dover in his monoplane, becoming the first aviator to cross the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine. (AP Photo)

July 25, 2013 11:58 am  • 
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