Friday, March 18, 2016

106 years ago today

At dawn on March 18, 1910 Harry Houdini made the first powered controlled flight of an aircraft on the continent of Australia. The historic flight occurred 106 year ago today in Diggers Rest near Melbourne. Click below to read the details of Houdini's historic flight in a post I wrote back in 2010 commemorating the 100th anniversary.


2 comments:

  1. I visited Austrailia on the 80th anniversary of Houdinis flight. I went to the field that is still there as it was in 1910. A plaque was placed near where the flight took place. I also drove over the Queen street bridge where Houdini jumped handcuffed. Perry from NJ.

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  2. http://monumentaustralia.org.au/content/directory/full/First_Powered_Flight-27935-31022.jpg

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