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When was the first skydive?

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The first modern skydiver was a Frenchman, Jacques Garnerin. However, there are records of skydiving as early as the 1100's.

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"Skyidve" is a term coined in the 1950s, previous to that "parachute jump" was most common. The first sucessful parachute jump was excicuted in the late 1800s from a gas balloon.

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