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1777: France recognized American independence. 1903: Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights, near Kitty Hawk, N.C., using their experimental craft. 1969: The U.S. Air Force closed...
NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
With more than 300 miles of coastline, the Outer Banks has stretches of sand that are consistently rated among the top beaches in the world — a perfect setting whether you crave an active vacation or a simple barefoot walk along empty beaches....
LONDON -- Only death could silence Henry Allingham. He went to war as a teenager, helped keep flimsy aircraft flying, survived his wounds and came home from World War I to a long - very long - and fruitful life. But only in his last years did he...
Zap2It.comIn no particular order of preference, here are our favorite things in the world: eating, traveling, spunky women. And so, it makes perfect sense that we would have developed an unhealthy obsession with a woman who's a little Oprah, a little Frommer's...
Tribune staff reporterUpon their arrival at the windy dunes along the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan, Octave Chanute and his assistants started to unload strange-looking contraptions from the crates they had brought from Chicago. Chanute, who was 64 and had made a fortune...
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The aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk has arrived in Puget Sound on its final voyage before decommissioning at Bremerton. A Naval Base Kitsap spokesman, Tom Danaher, says the carrier is on schedule to tie up at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The 47-year-old ship...
A historic war icon is making is embarking on its final voyage. The Navy's oldest active ship, the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk leaves San Diego Thursday morning and arrives in Bremerton early next week. That's where it will be publicly...
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Tribune foreign correspondentThe wind-raked scrub of this barren plateau reveals little hint of the revolution gurgling 9 feet beneath. China's first international oil pipeline, buried in the Kazakh steppe, is a milestone for the world's newest empire--one forged not in the name...
Zap2It.com"Nashville Star" will cut straight to the chase when it premieres next week: Rather than showing us hours of audtion footage, the show is putting its 12 finalists on stage right away. The show is entering its sixth season -- and the first on NBC after...
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I admit it: I was a little tough on the first "Night at the Museum." My son and I disagree all the time on movies, yet I suppose it took his delight in the film's simple but surefire premise (to preteens especially) to make me reconsider. Also, repeated...
Special To The SunAlmost exactly a century ago, on Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first four powered airplane flights in Kitty Hawk, N.C. The longest lasted 59 seconds and carried Wilbur Wright 852 feet. A couple of years later, the U.S. Army was...
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