October 23, 1910

On October 23, 1910, at the age of 26, Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States at Fort Wayne, Indiana. The men in the crowd were really impressed by the way she parallel parked the aircraft after landing.

Of course, some of them also told her she'd be pretty if she smiled more and at least one of them tried to explain to her how to fly a plane. I'm just surprised that none of them took credit for her flight. Share Twisted-History, if you can think of any backhanded compliments I missed.

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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