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Wikipedia Sentence of The Day: Lennie Peters

I love myself a bit of Peters and Lee, and I always knew Lennie Peters was blind but I never really thought about WHY he was blind until about two minutes ago when I read this on Wikipedia:

Lennie Peters…, an uncle of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, was blinded in one eye during a car accident when he was five years old. A thrown brick blinded his other eye when he was sixteen.

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Blimey AND Gordon Bennett

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peters_and_Lee

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Danger Danger

Writing a question about Louis Bleriot last week, I had to be careful that I worded the question properly to mention a heavier-than-air aircraft crossing the English Channel, as Bleriot did in 1909.

Of course, people had been crossing the Channel in aircraft 130 years before that, it’s just that they were doing it using balloons.

The first guy to do it was Jean-Pierre Blanchard, in 1785.

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And it was while reading his Wikipedia page that I found today’s Wikipedia Quote of The Day:

He fell from his balloon and died roughly a year later (March 7, 1809) from his severe injuries.
His widow continued to support herself with ballooning demonstrations until it also killed her.

Nice.

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