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History Faceoff: Who Was First in Flight?

While the Wright Brothers are commonly thought to have been the first to fly an airplane, some believe the honor rightly belongs to two other pioneering aviators. Read about the case for each and decide for yourself.
Alberto Santos-Dumont the Brazilian aeronaut aboard his record winning 14 bis tail-first biplane. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Alberto Santos-Dumont the Brazilian aeronaut aboard his record winning 14 bis tail-first biplane. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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