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This week in history: Wright Flyer II

by / Monday, 23 September 2019 / Published in American History, For Students, For Teachers, Modern History, Western Civilization

This week in 1904, Wilbur Wright achieved humanity’s first “circular flight.” He did this in the 2nd plane he and his brother Orville built. The Wright Flyer II, pictured here, took one minute and sixteen seconds to complete a circle in the air. The plane made a total of 105 flights in 1904, but this one—on September 20—was the first complete circle.

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