History & Culture: Ancient World, Photos, Maps, More (National Geographic)
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Start Flying: The Wright Brothers

 
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Orville and Wilbur Wright experimented with gliders for several years before their groundbreaking powered flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in the winter of 1903. The distance between people and cultures grew ever smaller as aviation proved to be a true engine of globalization.
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National Geographic and Windows XP present the following video profiles of people and societies who "started something" that had a significant impact on the development of modern civilization.
Illustration: Mesopotamian cuneiform Start Writing
The Ancient Sumerians
Photo: silk rolls Start Producing
The Ancient Chinese
Photo: Thomas Edison Start Recording
Thomas Edison
Photo: Alexander Graham Bell Start Calling
Alexander Graham Bell
Photo: Marie Curie Start Researching
Marie Curie
Photo: The Wright Brothers Start Flying
The Wright Brothers
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