December 17, 1903: Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright fly the first engine-powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Instead of a seeing the event as the huge leap in powered flight that it was, the brothers always viewed the incident as their secret shame because they were actually trying to build a boat.

December 17, 1903: Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright fly the first engine-powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, N.C. Instead of a seeing the event as the huge leap in powered flight that it was, the brothers always viewed the incident as their secret shame because they were actually trying to build a boat.

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    Airplanes > Boats anyday.
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