France, Scott 308 (1936)
The first hot-air balloon free flight with human passengers was made on November 21, 1783. King Louis XVI had originally decreed that condemned criminals would be the first pilots, but Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier, along with Marquis François d'Arlandes, petitioned successfully for the honor.

Nov 21, 1783

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France, Scott 308 (1936)
The first hot-air balloon free flight with human passengers was made on November 21, 1783. King Louis XVI had originally decreed that condemned criminals would be the first pilots, but Jean Francois Pilatre de Rozier, along with Marquis François d'Arlandes, petitioned successfully for the honor.

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