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Dec 17 2006

Today in History: Wright Brothers Flight

Orville and Wilbur Wright created the first self propelled aircraft and took flight with it. After weeks of delays at Kitty Hawk caused by broken propeller shafts, the Wrights finally took to the air on December 17, 1903, making two flights each in a freezing wind gusting to 27 miles an hour.

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Dec 16 2006

Today in History: Boston Tea Party

Erikson records in his book “Gandhi’s Truths” that when Mahatma Gandhi met with the British viceroy in 1930 after the Indian salt protest campaign, Gandhi took some duty-free salt from his shawl and said, with a smile, that the salt was “to remind us of the famous Boston Tea Party.” 13 colonies, boston, boston harbor, boston tea party, colonies, history, king george III, Samuel adams, tea, united states

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