Category Archives: Aviation

Star Wars in the Archives

May the 4th is widely recognized — by Star Wars fans, at least — as “Star Wars Day.” This is due to a glorious pun: the phrase “May the 4th be with you” sounds very similar to the greeting “May the Force … Continue reading

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“Alas, that he must fly on Sunday!”

On Sunday, March 14, 1915, Bishop Milton Wright wrote the following lines in his daily diary: …Lincoln Beachy fell 7,000 ft to his death in San Francisco Bay, to-day, in his second flight, on a monoplane. Alas, that he must … Continue reading

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First Flight Photo runner-up in Ohio Memory Madness

For the past few weeks, the Wright Brothers’ First Flight Photograph has been competing in the Ohio History Connection’s third annual Ohio Memory Madness tournament – a bracket of sixty-four historical events from across the state all that competed for the unique … Continue reading

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