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April 19, 1861

On April 19, 1861 Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe completed a test flight of a hot air balloon that he was going to try and use to make a transatlantic attempt. He sailed 900 miles in nine hours from Cincinnati, Ohio … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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June 20, 1909

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1909 artist Roger Burham and his bride author Eleanor Waring have their honeymoon in a balloon for 3 and ½ hours at Holbrook, Mass.

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August 28, 1884

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1884 the 1st known photograph of a tornado was made near Howard, South Dakota. This was at the same time and area that semi-famous balloonist Dorian Francis Gale disappeared while testing his new high … Continue reading

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