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date: 17 Dec
December 17th 1903  -  On a windswept beach at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright launched the first powered airplane into the sky. The flight lasted 12 seconds and took him 120 feet.  The picture, left, shows the very moment the flyer took...
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date: 21 Jan
January 25th 1915.  Alexander Graham Bell in New York and Thomas Watson in San Francisco make a record telephone transmission. The New York Times said the following: “On October 9th 1876 Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas A. Watson talked by telephone...
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