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Today is Saturday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2006 with 120 to follow.
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Today is Friday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2005 with 120 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 2, the 246th day of 2004 with 120 to follow.
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Flight's 2nd Century: The Wright legacy

A series of UPI articles examining the second century of human flight. This week: Though they are best known for their aircraft, the deeper Wright brothers legacy lies firmly on the ground.
IRENE MONA KLOTZ, United Press International

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2003 with 120 to follow.
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2002 Yearend: Toward a century of flight

Nearly a century ago, two brothers took turns piloting their propeller-driven Wright Flyer into the air down a windswept North Carolina hill, achieving what researchers have concluded was the first controlled flight of a powered aircraft in human history.
TOBIN BECK

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Today is Monday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of 2002 with 120 to follow.
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Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (February 5, 1840 – November 24, 1916) was an American-born inventor who emigrated to England at the age of forty-one and adopted British citizenship. He was the inventor of the Maxim Gun – the first portable, fully automatic machine gun – and the ubiquitous mousetrap. He laid a claim to inventing the lightbulb, and even experimented with powered flight, but his large aircraft designs were never successful. However, his "Captive Flying Machine" amusement ride, designed as a means by which to fund his research while generating public interest in flight, was highly successful.

Maxim was born in Sangerville, Maine in the United States. He became an apprentice coachbuilder at the age of 14 and ten years later took up a job at the machine works of his uncle, Levi Stephens, at Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He subsequently worked as an instrument maker and as a draughtsman.

His brother, Hudson Maxim, was also a military inventor, specializing in explosives.

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