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First to Fly — Army Demonstration

Date: September 17 1908
Description: Soldiers at Fort Myer, Virginia, watching Orville Wright demonstrate the Wright Brothers' airplane for the U.S. Army. Milwaukee's Billy Mitchell is said to...

First to Fly-Army Demonstration

Date: September 12 1908
Description: Demonstration of the Wright Flyer.

Iowa's First Flyer

Date: March 1909
Description: Carl S. Bates, a young inventor from Clear Lake, Iowa, about to race the Buick owned by Louis Strang on the beach at Daytona Beach. Bates originally chall...

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