TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 1/9/24 – BALLOON ASCENSION DAY!

In the 18th Century, Jean Pierre Blanchard was a household name. In the Blanchard household, anyway. Born in France in 1750, he was the first to fly in the Americas, more than a century before the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk, making today NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY! On January 9, 1793, outside the walls […]

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