First airmail letter delivered, Windsor Castle
The first airmail letter ever to be delivered is handed to the Postmaster of Windsor, to whom it is addressed, on the East Lawn of Windsor Castle. The aviator Gustav Hamel, who flew from Hendon to Windsor on the very first airmail flight, is standing bareheaded just behind the postman and his bicycle. The Mayor of Windsor, Sir Frederick Dyson, stands smiling in a top hat. The first aerial mail service took place on 9 September 1911 from Hendon Aerodrome to Windsor and back again, and Hamel was the first pilot to arrive. King George V gave permission for the aeroplanes to land in the grounds of Windsor Castle. During September 1911 the Grahame-White company operated an experimental air mail service for two weeks between Hendon and Windsor. As well commemorating the coronation of King George V, and raising money for charity, the event publicised the possibilities of the aeroplane as a means of transport.
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Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464). Engraving. Colored
Blanche II of Navarre (1424-1464). Queen of Navarre. Blanche of Navarre is delivered to the Captal of Buch, who orders imprison her into a castle. Engraving after a painting by Eduardo Rosales. Colored.
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Bottlenose Dolphin - giving birth - showing new-born
Bottlenose Dolphin - giving birth - showing new-born having just been delivered (Tursiops truncatus). Oltremare lagoon Riccione Italy. The pregnancy lasted 54 weeks. The male calf was born July 2nd 2010 at 8:02 am and started to take milk 2 and half hours after birth (feeding at an average of two/three times per hour). At birth its weight was roughly 16 kg and 120cm in length. After 20 days its weight was 31 kg. The mother is 'Blue', a female born in Delphinarium Rimini Italy in 1996. The father is 'Micha', 25 year old coming from Cuba (in Italy since 1989).
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