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.