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Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first successful silk parachute jump
首次丝制跳伞成功着落
    2007-10-22 16:02:15     CRIENGLISH.com

Thought for Today:

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute." — G.B. Stern
乐观主义和悲观主义对社会的贡献并无不同。乐观主义发明了飞机,悲观主义发明了降落伞。

Today's Highlight in History:

1797: Inventor of the frameless parachute Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first successful silk parachute jump on October 22.He jumped out of a hot-air balloon from more than 3,000 ft. (915 m.) over Parc Monceau in Paris. Garnerin also developed the vented parachute, which improved the stability and smoothness of the fall.  His wife Jeanne-Genevieve was the first female parachutist.Garnerin died in a construction accident while making a balloon in Paris. He was hit by a beam.
1797年10月22日,无架降落伞发明者Andre-Jacques Garnerin乘坐热气球上升到巴黎上空915米,使用丝制降落伞安全着陆。他也是通气孔降落伞的发明者,这种设计能够提高降落伞下降时候的稳定性和流畅性。他的妻子Jeanne-Genevieve是第一位女性降落伞家。Garnerin死于一次热气球制造事故。

1906:French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne died on October 22 at the age of 67.  Cézanne can be said to form the bridge between late 19th century Impressionism and the early 20th century's new line of artistic enquiry, Cubism. His work demonstrates a mastery of design, colour, composition and draftsmanship. His often repetitive, sensitive and exploratory brushstrokes are highly characteristic and clearly recognisable.
1906年10月22日,法国艺术家、后期印象派画家塞尚逝世,享年67岁。塞尚可说是十九世纪末期印象派和二十世纪早期立体主义之间的过渡桥梁。塞尚的设计、色彩、布局和描绘都十分出色。他那种重复、敏感、试探性的笔触使他的作品特点鲜明,容易辨识。

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