On This Date in Travel History: May 22

On this date in #Travelhistory.
1804 The Lewis and Clark Expedition officially began as the Corps of Discovery departed from St. Charles, Missouri.
In 1819, the first #steamship the SS Savannah, left #Georgia for a #transatlantic sailing to #Europe which took a little less then a month to arrive in #Liverpool, UK. Today it can take less then a week, depending on the cruising options
1843 May 22, The 1st #wagontrain with over 1000 people departed #Independence , #Missouri for #Oregon. Known as the “#GreatEmigration,” the #expedition came two years after the first modest party of settlers made the long, overland journey to Oregon.
1906 May 22, Orville and Wilbur Wright were awarded U.S. Patent 821,393 for “new and useful improvement in Flying Machines.” They had hired a patent attorney to refine their 1903 application. The first successful powered flight of the Wright Flyer took place on December 17, 1903.
We have only been flying for 117 years and we have been sailing this earth from the beginning of time.

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    1. Thank you! Why don’t you join in on my Virtual Night


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