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Orville and Wilbur Wright, of Dayton, Ohio, had been working on their flying machine for some time, but without visible success. Finally, in December of 1903 they were able to get the plane off the ground for an extended distance at Kitty Hawk. They wrote...
With the hindsight provided by 108 years, it would seem Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight in Kitty Hawk, N.C., might have warranted a Page 1 banner headlines, but it rated just a one-column Page 3 headline in the Dec. 19, 1903, Tribune. Under the...
A locally-bred controversy has snapped at the heels of American icons Orville and Wilbur Wright for years. It is this: Did Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead successfully fly in a powered airplane in 1901, more than two years before the Wright brothers...
With more than 300 miles of coastline, the Outer Banks has stretches of sand that are consistently rated among the top beaches in the world — a perfect setting whether you crave an active vacation or a simple barefoot walk along empty beaches....
The Associated PressThe 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by...
Tribune staff reporterUpon their arrival at the windy dunes along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, Octave Chanute and his assistants started to unload strange-looking contraptions from the crates they had brought from Chicago. Chanute, who was 64 and had made a fortune...
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Special to the Chicago TribuneFor anyone craving an urban change of pace, Midwestern cities provide great options. Don't laugh. Whether you enjoy museums, art, theater, music, gambling or shopping, cities such as Detroit, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis...
Tribune staff reporterMoises Alou reached into his locker stall in the Wrigley Field clubhouse, rummaging among caps, Cubs uniform pants, game jerseys and pairs of cleats. Then he hauled out a well-worn glove. Once shiny, the black outfielder's mitt resembled a house sorely...
Sun National StaffOne in a series of occasional articles LISSIE, Texas - On a rice farm west of Houston, in a pasture littered with cow droppings, Jim Akkerman is immersed in the work of the future. Flanked by industrial gas tanks and wearing a straw hat, he rummages...
Sun StaffFirst in an occasional series WARRENTON, Va. -- On a grass runway last fall, amid the low rolling hills of the countryside, Terry Queijo prepared for takeoff. Her 32-foot aircraft, a reproduction of a 1902 Wright brothers glider, resembled an...
Sun StaffTHE PLAINS, Va. - In its three-month odyssey of trial and error, the model rocket code-named R.A.V.E.N. had its share of disasters. After one launch, the rocket burst into flames like the mythical phoenix. Another time, it crash-landed atop a frozen...
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