• Wright Brothers made first successful flight.
  • On December 17, 1903 from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright became the first man to achieve sustained controlled flight in a powered aircraft.
  • The first flight was 12 seconds in duration and covered a distance of approximately 120 feet.

Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk

Songs From 1903

“Sweet Adeline”
“You’re the Flower of My Heart”

Other Facts from 1903

President: Theodore Roosevelt



Average annual income


New car


Loaf of bread


Gallon of milk


Gallon of gas




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