June 21, 1913

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1913, Georgia “Tiny” Broadwick became the first woman to parachute from an airplane. When she was asked why she did it, she said she was given the choice of either jumping or having sex with the pilot. Upset and angry, the interviewer quickly demanded, “You jumped, didn’t you?” “Tiny” nodded and replied, “Yes, a little bit at first, but then when we got done I was given the parachute and was able to use it to jumped out of the plane.”

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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