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Thursday, September 17, 1908. :   The first air fatality occurs when a plane being piloted by Orville Wright crashes, killing his passenger.

     Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with being the first to build a flying machine. After several years of building and selling airplanes, the Wright brothers had attracted interest from the army. As Orville Wright was demonstrating his airplane to Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge at Fort Meyer, Virginia, on 17 September 1908, the propeller cracked. The plane plummeted to the ground, injuring both men. Selfridge died shortly afterwards, whilst Wright suffered a fractured thigh and ribs, from which he later recovered.


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Thought For Today
He leads the humble in the right way and teaches them his will.
Psalms 25:9 (c) GNB
There is no way God will waste your time trying to get you to do the right thing or change your attitudes unless you co-operate with him.

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