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2013-06-10 07:59:48

When it comes to the Wright Bros, history books have it wrong, according to the Connecticut state government.

Contract Proving Wright Brothers Were First To Fly Called Into Question
2013-04-02 08:17:19

The Wright Flyer, also known as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer, was the first successful powered aircraft to fly, achieving the feat on December 17, 1903. The plane was designed and built by the Wright brothers and it was flown four times near Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

2008-09-24 12:00:23

By CHRIS KAHN CUTLINES U.S. Army Signal Corps troops surrounded the wreckage of a crashed plane to recover pilot Orville Wright and his passenger, Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge, on Sept. 17, 1908, in Fort Myer, Va.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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