About my city "Amadora"
In the first decade of the twentieth century, a group of persons, composed of industrialists, merchants and artists, guided by a concept of progress coupled with modernism, plan to build a "Garden City", with an evident purpose of interconnection with the core nature city.
It was on June 7, 1912 he was promoted, the manager of 'the Amateur Sports Recreios', the first exhibition in the town of a "Kite Contest." This event occurred on the grounds of the couple was Borel and legitimated by the participation of the "Aero Club of Portugal" and counted with the participation of prominent figures of society then. "And in order to demonstrate the seriousness of the initiative, it is noted that the jury did two members of the Aero-Club de Portugal, who evaluated evidence of altitude, stability, weight, angle and traction."
It was on January 26, 1913 that a first plane flew Amadora. An initiative of "Improvement of the Amateur League," the Frenchman Theophile Alexandre Salles part of the Hippodrome de Belém, in his "Bleriot XI" and lands on the grounds of the couple Borel, leaving a considerable part of the airplane and the propeller, landing before the crowd watching the deed.
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