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Oshkosh to host aviation celebration
July 22, 2016 - An estimated 700,000 people and many vintage airplanes will converge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin next week for an international aviation celebration – the EAA AirVenture. A major focus will be the centennial of World War I aviation with vintage aircraft and replicas on loan from museums and private collections throughout the United States.
 
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replicas: noun;copies, usually of a significant artifact from history so that it is memorialized and not forgotten; Find it in blue in today's top story!
 
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'Standing Lincoln' returns home'Standing Lincoln' returns home
June 28, 2016 - A full size bronze cast of Standing Lincoln was unveiled Sunday at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire.
 
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Week of July 18

calibration: noun; process of making sure an instrument is accurate usually to certain standards or measurements;
NASA: 'We conquered Jupiter'

degradation: noun; the process of something degrading, breaking down;
Camera and game on for Juno

delicacy: noun; a rare and/or unusual food usually requiring special preparation or handling;
Shark scientists study shark survival

perfidy: Select Part of speech...; a break in trust, deceitfulness;
What were the colonists' grievances?

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1969: The crew of Apollo 11 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins - returns to Earth. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon. Buzz Aldrin was the second. The crew splashed down off Hawaii. NASA: Kennedy's challenge [1962] has been met. Men from Earth have walked on the moon and returned safely home. In a post-flight press conference, Armstrong calls the flight "a beginning of a new age," while Collins talks about future journeys to Mars.Over the next three and a half years, 10 astronauts will follow in their footsteps. Gene Cernan, commander of the last Apollo mission leaves the lunar surface with these words: "We leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind."

1897: Amelia Earhart, first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928 and who subsequently disappeared in an attempt to fly around the world in 1937, was born in Kansas.

1701: Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed in what is now Detroit.

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1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found1903 'Flying Machine' patent lost - and found
April 4, 2016 - Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903 patent for their “Flying Machine” was last seen in 1979 until it was recently found.

 

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2. What evidence in the story explains the total dedication and commitment Orville and Wilbur had to conquering human controlled flight?

3. How did Orville and Wilbur prepare themselves for the first successful flight in their Flying Machine? In other words, why was it not a surprise they succeeded?  


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Oshkosh to host aviation celebrationOshkosh to host aviation celebration
July 22, 2016 - An estimated 700,000 people and many vintage airplanes will converge in Oshkosh, Wisconsin next week for an international aviation celebration – the EAA AirVenture. A major focus will be the centennial of World War I aviation with vintage aircraft and replicas on loan from museums and private collections throughout the United States.
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'Merci beaucoup' to France'Merci beaucoup' to France
July 18, 2016 - After World II, France sent 48 boxcars filled with gifts to say thank you to the United States. Many of those cars, called Merci cars, remain intact.
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