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N.5 Febbraio 2007




Flights ENG 
The first airmail delivery in United States


The first official air mail flight by the United States Postal Service was created on August 1859 by John Wise on board of his balloon "Jupiter". Thousands of people at Lafayette, Indiana, gathered to watch Professor John Wise and his balloon, believed that he could carry light mail and passengers in a balloon from the Midwest to the east coast. On board of the balloon were carried 123 letters and 23 circulars. Wise's destination was New York City but because of a capricious wind that blew south, the flight ended near Crawfordsville some 5 or 6 hours later.


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