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October 1813

Eminent chemist, Humphrey Davy travels to Paris, France with his assistant, Michael Faraday, to collect a medal awarded to Davy by Napoleon Bonaparte for his electro-chemical work.

December 1813

Michael Faraday travels with Humphrey Davy from Paris, France to tour Italy (and beyond).

7 October 1925

One person dies and two more are severely scalded in an explosion in the stokehold of the S.S. Roman Star, off Ushant, France. Ordered by his employer, Blue Star Line, to attend to the ship at the earliest possible moment, Edward Allan Thomson charters a two-engined plane to fly from Croydon Air Port to Le Bourget for Paris and catches a night-train onward to Brest, where the ship has temporarily docked. Sources: 2

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