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In October of 1906, Alberto Santos-Dumont flew a heavier-than-air aircraft for about 196 feet (60 meters). 00:25
Alberto Santos-Dumont won the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize in 1901 for flying a dirigible from Saint-Cloud to Paris and back, a trip that included looping around the Eiffel Tower. 03:01
Brazilians consider Alberto Santos-Dumont the inventor of the airplane, as opposed to the Wright Brothers. 05:00
The use of aircraft in military endeavors greatly depressed Alberto Santos-Dumont. 07:22