July 14th, 1914

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1914 Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel. Self-taught chemists in the mountains of North Georgia laughed and dared Mr. Goddard to sample some of their ‘rocket’ fuel. He officially declined their invitation but a heavy crate marked ‘flammable’ was delivered to his home from Blairsville, Georgia.

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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