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22nd May - On This Day In History


1987 Novan Djokovic (tennis player)


1885 Victor Hugo (writer of Les Miserables)

On This Day:

1906 The Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane

Have a good Sunday, 22nd May… 8 more words

65 and Soggy

I got rained on for about 80% of my ride today. And since I rode 65 miles, that was a lot of wet!

I left Reston on the W&OD, picked up the Custis into Arlington. 539 more words

Frequent fliers aren't happy

The 25 U.S.-based passenger airlines booked $25.6 billion in profits in 2015, more than three times the 2014 figure. Fares and fuel prices are down. Everybody’s happy, right? 267 more words


"Gentlemen, I'm Going to Fly"

Having spent nearly his entire life experimenting with flight by gliding, Wilbur Wright found himself in France with the opportunity of a lifetime. For brevity, I don’t find it necessary to outline the entire development of the Wright Flyer nor the brothers’ experiences at the famous Kitty Hawk hills, but it’s sufficient to say that after years and years of trial and experimentation, the first true powered aircraft capable of carrying a man-pilot was ready for exhibition that day at Le Mans in 1908. 978 more words

collaborating with Orville and Wilbur

Monday on the Outer Banks was pure perfection. Sunshine, 60-degree temperatures, two epic walks on the beach, and a very interesting visit to the Wright Brothers memorial and museum in Kill Devil Hills. 374 more words

Live Like You Mean It

Wright Brothers vs American Airlines: Who to be.

The thought of something teached to my class a few months ago just stroke me. We had to read a paper on innovations and rates of adoptions; and it made a point that made my blood boil. 265 more words