HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Orville and Wilbur Wright had tried repeatedly to fly a heavier-than-air craft. Finally one December day, off the sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they did what man had never done before. They actually flew! Elated, they wired their sister Katherine. “We have actually flown 120 feet. Will be home for Christmas.” Hastily she ran down the street, shoved the telegram — the news scoop of the century — at the city editor of the local paper. He read it carefully and smiled, “Well, well! How nice the boys will be home for Christmas.” Maxwell Droke, as reported in Paul Lee Tan’s Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations, page 154.
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