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Not-So-Famous Firsts: Who Was the First Stewardess?

Editor’s Note: Last fall, Kara Kovalchik wrote a story titled ‘8 Not-So-Famous Firsts,’ which covered such topics as the first auto insurance policy and the first wet t-shirt contest. This year, in our newest semi-regular feature, she’ll be teaching us about all sorts of underappreciated firsts. This week’s topic: aviation. Enjoy! Stewardess The term seems hopelessly outdated [...]

8 Not-So-Famous Firsts

Ever wondered who received the first Social Security Card? Who was involved in the first wet T-shirt contest? Today’s your lucky day. 1. The First Hamburger Chain McDonald’s, Burger King and that girl with the braids are better known, but they were all latecomers to the game. Walter Anderson and Billy Ingram partnered up to employ Henry [...]