January 9, 1793

On January 9, 1793, Frenchman, Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North America. Aeronaut Blanchard lifted off from the Walnut Street Prison in Philadephia, setting the stage for future prison breaks in books and movies, and floated over the Pennsylvania countryside. Coincidentally, this is also the first semi-documented UFO sightings made over the Pennsylvania countryside. Farmhand, Johann Grueber of Single Knut Unincorporated, Pennsylvania was quoted as saying, “Didn’t know what that big ol’ floating thing was, but it shore cussed liked a Frenchman when I shot two musket balls at it.” Years later, when Giorgio Tsoukalos was asked about aliens knowing how to cuss in French, he ran his fingers through his strangely coiffed hair and said, “C’est putain possible.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to January 9, 1793

  1. Drunk Commenter says:

    Your back! Omgomgomg! I gave up getting drunkand reading here ever day like I used to. I mean not get drunk. I still get drunk just not to read twisting histories because therre wasn’t any.

    Now can read my favorite webs site again and IT IS AWSOME!!!

    Only problem is some times so drunk can’t see straight to read but tjhats OK Its not like I can get youto come to my house anf read them to me. LLOL! :))

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