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Photos: Wright Brothers take flight

Aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright made history with the first powered and sustained flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers began in a bicycle sale and repair shop that eventually funded their experiments with aeronautics and by 1899 they were designing their first successful glider.

Aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright made history with the first powered and sustained flight on December 17, 1903, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The brothers began in a bicycle sale and repair shop that eventually funded their experiments with aeronautics and by 1899 they were designing their first successful glider.