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Wilbur Wright


U.S. inventor

“Success. Four flights Thursday morning. All against twenty-one-mile wind. Started from level with engine power alone. Average speed through air thirty-one miles. Longest fifty-nine seconds. Inform press. Home Christmas.”

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source: telegram sent to their father, Milton Wright, from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 1903.

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medium: telegram

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