Today in Heritage History, 1922, the first skywriting in the U.S. appeared over the New York City skyline, provided by Captain Turner, of the RAF. The message simply said “hello usa”. Following closely behind Turner in another skywriting plane was his third grade Catholic School nun, Sister Mary (“The Moustache”) Mildred. She promptly crossed-out Turners message in red smoke, corrected it with proper grammar and punctuation and used the Palmer-style cursive method. With lessons learned, Palmer went on to successfully sky write several  novels. His last, “Words in the Wind” appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List for its total duration of about five to ten minutes.  

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