Sunday, September 25, 2011

André-Jacques Garnerin

Plaque, André-Jacques Garnerin, Parc Monceau, Paris
Plaque in honor of André-Jacques Garnerin
the world first parachutist, placed
where he landed on October 22, 1797
Parc Monceau, 17e arrondissement, Paris, July 2011

Bold Garnerin went up
Which increased his Repute
And came safe to earth
In his Grand Parachute

2 comments:

Dina said...

Really? They were jumping out of planes already in 1797? This man was indeed bold.

joo said...

I wouldn't believe that they had parachutes in 1797!