On this day in 1909

Another official Steampunk Holiday

One hundred years ago today, French aviator Louis Blériot (very impressive mustache) succeeded in crossing the English Channel in a motor-powered airplane. Let’s raise our glasses and give three cheers to Monsieur Blériot.

Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

And here are two images of the aviator and his plane:

Louis Bleriot

Bleroits airplane