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When was the parachute invented?

A parachute is a big, umbrella-like device with which a erson may float safely down from an airplane high in the air.  The idea of parachutes is an old one.  Leonardo da Vinci sketched one in his notebook in 1514. The first practical parachute was not invented until the 1780s, when a Frenchman named Sebastien …

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