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Comment by Roy Mize on April 19th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Parachute Article reference to Thomas Baldwin
Is there attribution for Baldwin’s first jump in 1885.
Contemporary news articles (NY Times, San Francisco Call)
say it was January 30, 1887, Baldwin in a 1908 article
said that it was 1886.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on May 1st, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Thank you, Roy, for your feedback. Baldwin’s first parachute jump is reported as 1885 in several places, such as the Arlington National Cemetery Website and the website of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. These citations have been added to the article.

Thank you again for taking the time to comment and to help make NWE a valuable informational resource.

Jennifer P. Tanabe, Ph.D.
Social Sciences Editor, NWE

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