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1844 news story falsely reports that eight men have crossed the Atlantic in a balloon. [Am. Lit.: The Balloon Hoax in Poe]
Wizard of Oz
embarks with two others on air-borne journey over Africa. [Fr. Lit.: Five Weeks in a Balloon]
reaches and departs from Oz in circus balloon. [Children’s Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz]