Today in History - August 17

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Wednesday, Aug 17 2011 by

1859 – Aeronoaut John Wise makes the first airmail delivery in the United States floating 25 miles from Lafayette, Indiana to Crawfordsville, Indiana carrying 123 letters and 23 circulars.

1859 Balloon Voyage (Google Maps)
1859 Balloon Voyage

1942 – Ukiangong Point is fired upon by the USS Nautilus shortly after 7 AM after a submarine drops Lieutenant Colonel Evans F. Carlson’s Marine Raiders as part of the Makin Raid.

Ukiangong Point (Google Maps)
Ukiangong Point