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The first successful parachute jump is made.

a picture of a parachute jumper

1912

look out below

a drawing of a biplane with a machine gun mounted on it.

The first airplane armed with a machine gun was flown at an airport in College Park, Maryland.

The airport has existed since 1909 when the Wright Brothers took their government-purchased airplane there to teach Army officers to fly.

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a picture of the Titanic
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  • The diesel locomotive is developed.


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