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The Blackburn Type D is the oldest flying aeroplane in Britain and it was made in Leeds. Robert Blackburn built his one seat monoplane in 1912 for Cyril Foggin and considering it came just a decade after the Wright Brothers’ famous flight, it’s not bad going.
One of the most important scientific progressions of the 20th century occurred at the University of Leeds. William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg discovered the structure of crystals using x-ray technology, and helped pave the way for all kinds of discoveries in the years ahead, including work on the structure of DNA.
Over the course of the entirety of the 1960s, Albert Johanneson helped break down more barriers than any other footballer before him. The Leeds United winger was a South African, who was one of the most high profile black footballers to have ever played in the top flight. As the first black FA Cup finalist in United’s 1965 defeat to Liverpool, he was a true trailblazer. more at Leeds List