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    SOLAR-POWERED FLIGHT
    November 20, 1980 - English Channel

    Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger piloted its first solar-powered flight. The aircraft was designed and built by AeroVironment, Inc. (founded in 1971 by ultra-light airplane innovator, Dr. Paul MacCready). An earlier, 71-ft wingspan, solar-powered design, the Gossamer Penguin, after test flights, flew about 1.95 miles at a public demonstration on 7 Aug 1980. Solar Challenger built upon this experience to be a piloted, solar-powered aircraft strong enough to handle both long and high flights when encountering normal turbulence. With only a 46.5-ft wingspan, it had a huge horizontal stabilizer and had enough wing area for 16,128 solar cells. After design modifications, Ptacek flew across the English Channel flight on 7 July 1981.

    BICYCLE
    November 20, 1866 - U.S.A.

    The first U.S. patent on a rotary crank bicycle was issued to Pierre Lallemont of Paris, France (No. 59,915). With pedals applied directly to the front wheel, this so called velocipede ("fast foot") was a major advance on the old hobby horse bicycle that had to be pushed with the feet. It soon came to be known as "the bone shaker" because being made of stiff materials, straight angles and steel wheels, it gave a stiff ride over the cobblestone roads of the day. Soon indoor riding academies, similar to roller rinks, could be found in large cities. He rode on it from Ansonia, Conn. to the green at New Haven, Conn.

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We are a family based company with a head office in Chester and 32 stores spread across the UK including London, Scotland and Wales. We currently employ over 200 dedicated staff in our various loca...
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Welcomes you to our latest collections of stylish, handcrafted, solid wood furniture. If you are at all familiar with Home by Shekhavati Furniture, then you, of course, know that photos cannot do j...
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India is a land of rich handicraft and beautiful tradition, marvelous and unique pieces of Indian wood furniture are extraordinary examples of beautiful artistic work. For decades Indian furniture ...
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Once you've already selected the main components of your room, it's time to take a look at our vast selection of accent furniture! Items like accent chairs, clocks, decor art, or even game tables m...
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The Midwest's Premier Blinds and Drapery Source Since 1992 Eddie Z’s Blinds and Drapery, a family owned and operated business, has been providing Chicago, Milwaukee, Rockford, Madison, NW In...
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Furniture and Accessories online shop. UK supplier of modern and contemporary furniture and accessories at reasonable prices. Furniture and Accessories available for delivery within UK. When thinki...
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South India's largest office interior designing company, has the ability to understand the needs of clients, innovative design and easy access to resources and thereby creates world class office in...
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We have two main ranges of cane furniture, the indoor Rattan Craft collection and the outdoor Skyline Design collection. The indoor, rattan craft collection uses only the highest quality materials ...
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Bathroom Furniture and Bathroom Accessories retail store is based in London UK offering low cost designer bathroom furniture, cheap bathroom accessories, vanity units, bathroom storage, shower encl...
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Has extensive expertise when it comes to sourcing, importing and supplying the best commercial furniture from across the globe and offering innovative furniture solutions to Australian business. Re...
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The Mattress Store offers dedicated mattress stores in Annapolis, MD, that can help you to find the mattress of your dreams. Call or stop by today!
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Retailer of home furniture, electronics, appliances, mattresses and flooring with stores in Utah, Idaho, Nevada and California.
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Home office furniture including office chairs and office desks. Business and commercial office furniture available with free shipping and nationwide installation services.
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Pine Solutions supply quality solid pine and oak furniture at very competitive prices. Whether it be for the bedroom, dining room or living room, Pine Solutions can fulfil your needs with fast UK d...
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Kelly's Soft Furnishings offers everything you need to furnish your home. We are renowned for offering the best prices, selection of products and customer service in the local area.
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Lighting equipment is one of the most popular goods categories for online trade and the increased demand makes online store unreasonably force up prices.
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We stock a wide range of Myers Beds and Mattresses including the Double Memory Deluxe, Champagne Luxury, Ultrapedic and Memory mattresses. Free delivery to the UK.
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Whatever the place be it meeting room, reception area or working place, office furniture can suit everyone's taste spreading an artistic vision and amazing appeal everywhere.
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Home Furniture Mart: offers Entertainment Center Furniture, Entertainment Wall Units, Home Office Furniture, Dining Room, Living Room Furniture, Accent Furniture, Bedroom furniture and much more at...
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Amish Furniture Factory offers you superior quality handcrafted furniture for your home at the most competitive prices. Get the best Amish dining chairs, Amish tables, Amish beds, Amish TV stands, ...
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Casa Modern is a premier destination for modern and contemporary designer furniture catering exclusively to rapidly changing demands and tastes of the Indian market.
Patio or outdoor furniture has gained new momentum with shifting tastes, preferences and modern lifestyle. Gone are the days when all-weather plastic in the garden was used to entertain guests on a sunny afternoon.
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