22nd October 1797: The first high altitude parachute descent
Paris & World's 1st Parachutist, France's André-Jacques Garnerin (and 2nd, his brave wife!) Paris
First parachute jump by André-Jacques Garnerin on 22 October 1797
Google Doodle: André-Jacques Garnerin first parachute jump [HD]
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André-Jacques Garnerin was a French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute. He was appointed Official Aeronaut of France.
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