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date: 07 February 2023

Airplanes and Air Transport. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
William M. LearyWilliam M. Leary, Paul S. BoyerPaul S. Boyer

The centuries-old dream of powered, heavier-than-air, controllable flight became reality on 17 December 1903, when Orville Wright lifted his fragile biplane off the sands of Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina, and traveled 120 feet in twelve seconds. Orville, his brother ... ...

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