Harriet Quimby (1875 – 1912) is perhaps best known for being the first person to fly across the English Channel from England to France. Unfortunately, she never received the publicity she deserved because the Titanic sank the same day, and grabbed most of the headlines. She was also a journalist, theater critic and the first licensed Aviatrix in the United States. She was killed later the same year when she fell out of her airplane while performing at an air show in Massachusetts, when she fell out of her airplane, because she wasn't wearing a seat belt. Louis Bleriot (172- 1936) was the first person to fly across the English Channel on July 25, 1909 when he flew from France to England. He has been honored on stamps issued by several nations.