Little hoopla for invention that changed world
Aug 23, 2011 5:37:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
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 headline "Flying machine soars," the report declared the "box kite idea prevails, force coming from propellers worked by a small engine."
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