Orville Wright with Lt. Lahm aboard breaks aeroplane records
WASHINGTON, July 28, 1909 (UP) - Orville Wright, with Lieut. Frank P. Lahm of the United States army signal corps as passenger, broke the world's aeroplane records for time and length of flight at Fort Myer Tuesday evening by flying over 50 miles in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds. He averaged about 40 miles an hour. President Taft, who saw the test, congratulated Wright.