The Swedish Warship Vasa never made it out of Stockholm harbor. It sank on its maiden voyage in 1628, and nearly 400 years later, the ship is suffering a slow, inexorable decay in Sweden's Vasa Museum.
If you were one of the lucky passengers in this cabin on board this Pan-Am flight in the late ’60s then you were treated to a generous serving of legroom. But this isn’t first-class – this is actually the economy cabin of the Economy 747. There is colourful seating, tall ceilings, and two flight attendants in pink berets dishing out some food from the aisles.
In fact, the planes of the 1960s were generally much more spacious than they are today. But don’t feel too cheated, there were still many drawbacks to flying in those days that you would have to consider. Namely, those would include the high cost of flying, the slower speed, and the increased flight risk.
Susanna Madora Salter (née Kinsey; March 2, 1860 – March 17, 1961) was an American politician and activist. She served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, becoming the first woman elected as mayor in the United States (Nancy Smith was the first woman elected mayor in the United States, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, but chose not to serve) and one of the first women to serve in any political office in the U.S.
Salter was elected mayor of Argonia on April 4, 1887. Her election was a surprise because her name had been placed on a slate of candidates as a stunt by a group of men hoping to secure a loss that would humiliate women and discourage them from participation in politics. Because candidates did not have to be made public before election day, Salter herself did not know she was on the ballot before the polls opened. When, on election day itself, she agreed to accept office if elected, the Women's Christian Temperance Union abandoned its own preferred candidate and voted for Salter en masse. Additionally, the local Republican Party Chairman sent a delegation to her home and confirmed that she would serve and the Republicans agreed to vote for her, helping to secure her election by a two-thirds majority.