Today In Fact, 17 December

Today in 1903, two Christian brothers, the sons of a Bishop in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first heavier than air manned flight.

Their airplane was a wood and muslin contraption named the “Kitty Hawk” and it flew for some 12 seconds.

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (

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