The date was August 28, 1907 and the two kids were 18 year old Claude Ryan and 19 year old Jim Casey. Their company was originally called American Messenger Co. and they specialized in delivering telegraphs and lunches on bicycles. The company was run out of their basement! It wasn’t until 1913 that the company we now know as UPS stepped up their game by shifting toward delivering packages. This was when they bought their first Ford Model T and stopped relying completely on bicycles.
You can learn more about UPS's history from this Ecommerce article. There's also a longer timeline of the company's entire history on their website. Today I Found Out has even more unusual facts about UPS.
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