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On this day December 17 in 1903, two brothers that owned a bicycle shop in Ohio -Orville and Wilbur Wright - changed the direction and history of mankind.
Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the brothers made the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight.
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21 September 1964: The first prototype North American Aviation XB-70A-1-NA Valkyrie, serial number 62-0001, flown by Chief Test Pilot Alvin S. White and Colonel Joseph F. Cotton, U.S. Air Force, made its first flight from Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California, to Edwards Air Force Base.

Originally a prototype Mach 3 strategic bomber, 62-0001 (also known as AV-1) and it’s sister ship, XB-70A-2-NA, 62-0207, (AV-2), were built and used by the Air Force and NASA as high-speed research aircraf...
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Atomic bombing of Hiroshima, 06 August 1945, 73 years ago today.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbetts, took off from Tinian Airfield on the world's first atomic bombing mission in history, headed for the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
At 08:15 (Hiroshima time), Enola Gay dropped the Little Boy bomb on the unsuspecting city. The detonation created a blast equivalent to 16 kilotons of TNT.
Some 70,000–80,000 people, 30% of the city's population, were killed by t...
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At 08:15 (Hiroshima time), Enola Gay dropped the Little Boy bomb on the unsuspecting city. The detonation created a blast equivalent to 16 kilotons of TNT.
Some 70,000–80,000 people, 30% of the city's population, were killed by the blast and resultant firestorm, and another 70,000 injured. Out of those killed, 20,000 were soldiers.'/>
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