On this day in history: World’s first parachute jump

On this day in history, 220 years ago on Oct. 22, 1797, pioneering balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin became the modern world’s first successful parachutist. Born Jan. 31, 1769, in Paris, France, Garnerin reportedly first came up with the concept of a parachute while a prisoner in a Hungarian prison during the French Revolution. No surprise, he […]