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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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May 25, 1721

On May 25, 1721, John Copson of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania became America’s first insurance agent. At that time, shipping was very important, so Copson offered insurance on ships and their cargo. He did have exemptions for shipwrecks caused by mermaids, kraken, … Continue reading

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