Heinrich Kubis was born in Germany back in 1888. He was a professional waiter working at several luxury hotels in Europe. Maybe you’ve heard of them the Hotel Ritz in Paris and the Carlton Hotel in London.
In 1912, he began attending to passengers on the LZ 10 Schwaben during flights from Berlin to Freidrichshafen. The plane crashed in June of 1912, but he survived. He was on the Hindenburg at the time of its destruction in New Jersey in 1937. He was in the dining room at the moment of the explosion, helping passengers to escape. He also escaped without injury, he died in 1979, he was 98.
What you may not know about Heinrich is that he was the world’s first flight attendant. He preceded the debut of the first female flight attendant Ellen Church, by eighteen years. I wrote about her yesterday.
Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today.