18th Century; October 22nd 1797; André-Jacques Garnerin , successfuly jumps from a balloon, 975 meters up, over ParcMonceau in Paris, in a 7 meter diameter parachute made of white canvas with a basket attached. He is declared the "Official Aeronaut of the State"
18th Century; 12th October 1799, Jeanne Geneviève Garnerin, wife of André-Jacques Garnerin, became the first female parachutist, when she jumped from a balloon 900 meters aloft with a parachute.
Amazing Buck Franklin (1879–1960), and brother Matthew Franklin. Americans with Chickasaw and African heritage. Buck Franklin became a lawyer, notably defending survivors of the Tulsa Riots (Oklahoma) in 1921 which had resulted in the murder of 300 Americans with African ancestry.