Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July 1 Birthday: Louis Bleriot and Princess Diana

Louis Bleriot, aviator
July 1, 1872-August 2, 1936

The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909 by Alice and Martin Provensen (Viking Juvenile, 1983)

This Caldecott Medal Winner takes readers on the glorious journey of the man who flew across the English Channel first.

A photo and information about Bleriot, are on the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission site.

Princess Diana a.k.a. Lady Diana Frances Spencer, advocate
July 1, 1961-August 31, 1997

Paths to Peace: People Who Changed the World by Jane Breskin Zalben (Dutton, 2006)

Dedicated to others, Princess Diana walked the walk.

Photos and features about Princess Diana are posted on The Royal Family page on the Official Web Site of the British Monarchy.