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The Wright Brothers First Flight at Kitty Hawk

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
1903-12-17
Kitty Hawk was made famous on December 17, 1903, when the Wright brothers from Dayton, Ohio made the first controlled, powered airplane flights four miles away near the sand dunes known as the Kill Devil Hills. The Wright Brothers then returned to Dayton where they actually developed a practical airplane through testing at Huffman Prairie through 1904-05.
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