The first zeppelin airship to take to the skies made its maiden flight on this day in 1900.
On July 2, 1900, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin’s first airship, LZ-1, left its floating hangar for an 18 minute flight over the Bodensee (Lake Constance) in southern Germany.
Just a few years of this pioneering flight the world’s first airline began carrying passengers in zeppelin airships.
Happy Birthday, zeppelins. You’ve come a long way. 🙂