July 1

Amber pages

Johann H. Heidegger, theologist of reformation, born today in 1633

Gottfried Leibnitz, the best of all German philosophers, born today in 1646

George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucile Dupin Dudevant, French novelist, born today in 1804

Louis Bleriot, French aviator (the first to fly the English channel), born today in 1872

Estee Lauder, cosmetics executive, born today in 1908 - two personal stories to tell here, one the school in Warsaw, the other her chief rival, Max Factor...

The first flight around the world completed, today in 
1931 - 8 days, 16 hours. Wiley Post the pilot - and yet another Sherpa Tenzing for my list, the man in the other seat, the man without whom it could never have been done, but who is generally forgotten: Harold Gatty the name on this occasion, Post's navigator.

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