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22/10/1797 The first parachute jump

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On This Day - 22nd October - The first ever parachute jump took place

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André Jacques Garnerin the first parachute jump

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Paris & World's 1st Parachutist, France's André-Jacques Garnerin (and 2nd, his brave wife!) Paris

French balloonist and inventor André-Jacques Garnerin tested his frameless parachute. It was tied to the balloon basket. Garnerin first climbed to the height of approximately 1000 metres using the balloon. Then he untied the balloon, which continued to climb. Garnerin safely descended in the basket using the parachute.