01-22-2014, 10:04 AM
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On this date in 1885, Umberto Nobile, Italian aeronautical engineer and Arctic explorer, was born. He and Roald Amundsen flew the semi-rigid airship Norge over the North Pole in 1926, probably the first to do so. Those were the days of a world of wonders still to be explored. Here, thanks to Ordinary Finds, is an image of the Norge over Ekeberg, Norway.
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 01-22-2014, 10:26 AM
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Another fascinating fact, John! Boy, that is a sweet image!

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 01-22-2014, 11:24 AM
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Interesting, John, and a great photograph.

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