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Airplanes. It happened today, on August 10, 1896: the "Glider King" died. Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

Lausanne, Switzerland - Berlin-Tegel airport is named to him

Otto Lilienthal, the 'Glider King' who was an inspirational 19th-century aviation pioneer died 120-years ago on 10 August 1896. FAI (World Air Sports Federation) remembers his legacy today… Born in 1848 in Germany, he was an aviation pioneer who made repeated, successful gliding flights at the end of the 19th century. A professional design engineer, flight had always fascinated Lilienthal, and h...

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