CONGRESSIONAL RECORD—Extensions of Remarks February 10, 2011 Pg.E198

E198 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD—Extensions of Remarks February 10, 2011
COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE WORLD’S FIRST AIRMAIL DELIVERY
HON. LYNN C. WOOLSEY OF CALIFORNIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Ms. WOOLSEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the world’s first official airmail delivery, completed by Fred Wiseman on February 17–18, 1911. The private airman’s pioneering voyage took him from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, California, a distance of only 14 miles, but a momentous step forward in the history of aviation and the United States Postal Service.

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