OTD – February 16th

On this day in 1912 — Frank Coffyn takes aerial views of New York City with a cinema camera while controlling his airplane with his feet and knees…. oy vey.

On this day in 1946, the first commercial helicopter, the four-seat Sikorsky S51, single rotor helicopter first flew.

On this day in 1959, Fidel Castro takes the oath as Cuban premier in Havana.

On this day in 1968, the first telephone system in the U.S. to use 911 as the universal emergency services telephone number was inaugurated in Haleyville, Alabama.

Born on this day in 1920, Brigadier General Anna V. Mae McCabe Hays!
First woman in the U.S. Armed Forces to be promoted to the rank of General.
She’s passed away in January of 2018. RIP, General!

And always remember…
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before. — Mae West