On this day in 1709 the first known ascent in a hot-air balloon by Father Bartolomeu de Gusmao of Portugal took place indoors. 



- His parishioners suggested he go up in the “hot-air” balloon after listening to one of his sermons.   

Have a great day and don’t forget to nominate your favorite local charity for their share of $40,000 being given away in the Suburban Collection’s “Great Charity Giveway”. It couldn’t be easier! Just click on any one of the Suburban Collection ads on this page right now! Thanks and I’ll see you back here Thursday…


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