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August 2, 1819

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY in 1819, Frenchmen Charles Guille jumped out of a hot-air balloon that was floating 10,000 feet over New York and landed safely by use of his parachute, the first time this had happened in United States. Prior to jumping, a New York crowd had gathered and began selling hot-dogs and … Continue reading

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