ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1861, President Lincoln established America's first air force, the Balloon Corps.

His enemies immediately began assembling a group of trained specialists called, "The Dart Throwers."

In response, our enemies created the Blow Dart Battalion.

Of course, our enemies begin to assemble a counter -- the needle navy.

No one wanted to join, since their future seemed so up in the air!

There were some early challenges. Like the time one of the pilots twisted one of the balloons into a Giraffe.

At first, critics thought it was just a bunch of hot air, but it was actually gas.

In 1885, special delivery mail was started by the U.S. Postal Service. Their slogan was, "When it absolutely, positively has to get there... then that's special!"
On this date in 1903, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Pilgrims in the very first ever World Series game. Ironically, the Pilgrims had a farm team at Plymouth Rock.

In 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T at a cost of $825 a car.

These days, that's the payment. (or just get you the tires)

Ironically, that's actually the cost of a tea at Starbucks.

He never did explain what happened to models A through S.

Now that'll just get you the tires.

On this date in 1961, Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's record by hitting his 61st home run that season. That was back in the pre-steroid days, when home run hitters just drank booze.

In 1962, Johnny Carson took over the "Tonight Show." Up until that time, Ed McMahon was known for the question, "Where's Johnny?"

On this date in 1971, Walt Disney World opened for the first time in Florida. Until that time, Super Bowl winners only had one place to go.

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