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December 17, 1903: “Success Four Flights…”

At 10:35 a.m. on December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers achieved the impossible, the first powered flight. On the first attempt, Orville would fly a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds. The brothers would go on to make 3 … Continue reading

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Young Scholar Visits Wright State: Annabelle in the Archives

Special Collections and Archives gets all kinds of researchers. They include lawyers, scholars, genealogists, aerospace medicine experts, the news media, historians, students, filmmakers, archaeologists, authors, celebrities, and government officials. This summer we had a special researcher from New York. Annabelle, … Continue reading

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Flying Boats, Part II: “The Wright Brothers”

By Kyle Thede, former SC&A intern and recent graduate of the Wright State University Public History program By 1911, the Wilbur and Orville Wright had managed to prove that manned, powered flight was possible, practical, and profitable. They had secured … Continue reading

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