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January 9, 1793

On January 9, 1793, Frenchman, Jean Pierre Blanchard made the first balloon flight in North America. Aeronaut Blanchard lifted off from the Walnut Street Prison in Philadephia, setting the stage for future prison breaks in books and movies, and floated over the Pennsylvania countryside. Coincidentally, this is also the first semi-documented UFO sightings made over … Continue reading

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