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The week in history: Oct. 15-21

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 25: Balloon Ascent, Paris, France, Etienne Montgolfier, 1783. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Oct. 15, 1783: First manned, tethered balloon ascent

Brothers Joseph-Michael and Jacques-Ètienne Montgolfier built a hot air balloon on a tether that stayed in the air for approximately four minutes in France. Their first passenger was Jean-François Pilātre de Rozier.

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