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paper clip

The paper clip is invented.


glider flown by pilots

The Wright Brothers have successfully tested their new 50-pound biplane glider with its 17-foot wingspan and wing-warping mechanism at Kitty Hawk,

wright brothers glider

in both unmanned and piloted flights. Based upon the results, the Wrights now plan to refine the controls and landing gear, and build a bigger glider.

In other news
  • First flight of the Zeppelin is attempted.

a zepplin
  • First transmission of human speech via radio waves.