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September 9, 1913

On September 9, 1913, Russian pilot Pyotr Nesterov did something no other pilot had ever done before. He flew his Nieuport IV monoplane into a loop. Why? Because he was Russian and said he could. There may have been vodka … Continue reading

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April 23, 1988

On April 23, 1988, a new US federal law went into effect that banned smoking on flights that were under two hours. Smokers went nuts. They whined and wheezed that their right to smoke was being trampled on. They would … Continue reading

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February 18, 1930

On February 18, 1930, Elm Farm Ollie, a Guernsey cow, was the first cow to be flown on an airplane. Another first that happened on that flight was that she was also the first cow to be milked while flown … Continue reading

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September 9, 1908

On September 9, 1908, Orville Wright made the first 1 hour airplane flight at Fort Myer, Virginia. A gin and tonic was $2.00, but the peanuts and pretzels were added at no charge. Mr. Wright did complain that there was … Continue reading

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June 18, 1928

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1928 Amelia Earhart completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales and became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger. The pilots Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon didn’t ask her … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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