The Wright Brothers
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    Just over one hundred years ago, on a desolate beach in North Carolina, two brothers in their thirties launched six hundred pounds of spruce wood, muslin, and aluminum into the air. The brothers successfully launched their odd object three more times, watched by only the creatures of the beach, a man from a nearby town, a boy named Johnny Ward, and a small group of coastal lifeguards.

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