|December 17, 2003|
First FlightInternet Exclusive:
AP reported that the first flight re-enactment didn't go off as plan this morning due to heavy rains. This isn't the only time in history this has happened at a century event. It happend in Concord Massachusetts in 1875! During the century celebration it poured and was recorded as a distaster since many key people never showed up. The famous Minuteman Statue was unveiled during the rainy ceremony.
AP Wire: A bald eagle soared into the sky Wednesday, a symbol of flight, as a poncho-clad crowd cheered the 100th anniversary of man's first powered, heavier-than-air flight. But a heavy downpour scuttled plans to re-enact the flight 100 years to the minute after the seminal event.
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