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Friday, October 31, 2014

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On This Day: December 17, 1903

On This Day: December 17, 1903

First airplane flies, The Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight. Orville and Wilbur Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and developed an interest in aviation after learning of the glider flights of the ... Full Story

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