Ohio Memory has published a new post, “Ohio Memory Madness 2015: The Wright Brothers and the First Flight Photograph”
On Thursday, December 17, at 10:35 a.m., Orville Wright succeeded in making the world’s first powered, controlled, sustained flight in a heavier-than-air machine. The plane flew for 12 seconds, covering a distance of 120 feet (a speed of approximately 7-8 mph). Meanwhile, Wilbur Wright, Orville’s older brother and co-inventor of the machine, ran alongside. A local, John T. Daniels, captured the event in one of the world’s most famous photographs […]
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