March 14, 1899

On This Date in! in 1899, Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin was issued a US patent for his invention of the ‘Navigable Balloon’. This rigid airship was known as the Zeppelin. Nothing twisted, just thought it was interesting that the Zeppelin was named after its inventor.

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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