Skip to comments.Connecticut Senate passes bill writing Wright Brothers out of history
Posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:10 AM PDT by servo1969
Are they righting a wrong or wronging the Wrights?
The Connecticut Senate passed a bill Tuesday evening that would delete the Wright brothers from history, explicitly stripping recognition for the first powered flight from Orville and Wilbur and assigning it to someone else.
The Governor shall proclaim a date certain in each year as Powered Flight Day to honor the first powered flight by [the Wright brothers] Gustave Whitehead and to commemorate the Connecticut aviation and aerospace industry, reads House Bill No. 6671, which now sits on the governors desk awaiting passage into law.
"Theres no question that the Wright brothers retain their place in aviation history," Republican state sen. Mike McLachlan told FoxNews.com. And rightfully so. They just weren't first." The governor is likely to sign the bill as early as next week, he said.
In March, aviation historian John Brown unveiled what he calls photographic proof that Whitehead flew over Connecticut in 1901, two years, four months, and three days before the Wright brothers.
"At least in Connecticut, aviation history now appears to have been rewritten, Brown told FoxNews.com Wednesday. I have no information about whether school books will be reprinted in time for the start of Fall classes.
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So, has anyone told North Carolina yet?
But do the history books still note that the telephone and light bulb were invented by brilliant Russian scientist? Or is lie that American swine did this still allowed?
Tune in next week when a little known pharmacist from Enfield is credited with inventing Coca-Cola.
The CT Senate also voted not to let anyone see original photos of the event.
Or anyone else for that matter?
I think that would have been a pretty big event in Connecticut. I wonder why no one has written about it before or that witnesses came forward at the time who saw the flight.
Imbecilic State Of Connect-The-Cut!
Home of ‘Scranton’ Joe Biden the most ignorant ass (covers a lot of asses) to ever be sworn in as vice-president.
It’s not a photograph. It’s a drawing. However Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft recognizes Whitehead and the Smithsonian has give the Wright Flyer back to the family if they say the Wrights weren’t first.
Because with all of the economic state of affairs involved, such 'braking' news requires new textbooks be rushed into publication.
Meanwhile the jury is still out on the President's own paperworks.
Tomorrow "The American Revolution" that we all know the French won.
But bills on mandated healthcare, amnesty for illegal immigrants, tax code, etc? No time!
A Brazilian told me that a Brazilian was actually responsible for the first powered flight. The Wright brothers had the best documentation. If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen.
I am sure in Russia there is photographic proof that the first power flight took place there. Addtionally has anyone checked with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong-Un? I am sure that they will wish to put forth their proofs that the first powered flight took place in their respective countries. ;-)
“Or is lie that American swine did this still allowed?”
It certainly wasn’t Edison. Nor was it an American.
“The 1st light bulb was built by Humphry Davy (an Englishman) in 1809. Thomas Alva Edison improved the invention and based his improvements on a patent he purchased from inventors Henry Woodward & Matthew Evans who patented their bulb in 1875. “
So where’s the photographic proof of flight? All I see with the article is photographic proof of construction.
Powered flight is not controlled flight. The Wright Bros. were the first to achieve controlled flight with “wing warping,” the precursors to ailerons.
"What difference does it make anyway, at this time???"
1) A jew named Albert Einstein stole everything from Islam.
2) Blacks in Africa invented the printing press but it was stolen by a white supremacist named Gutenberg.
3) Mexicans built the Hoover Dam but it was stolen by Yankee Imperialists.
4) An unnamed homosexual rather than Michelangelo painted the Sistine chapel due the Catholic Church opposing gay marriage.
Some technologies, such as television had been in the works since the 1890s (with intentions dating back even further).
So, this guy flew 2 years before the Wright brothers- in front of witnesses- and nobody said anything for 110 years. Well it’s on the internet, so it’s true, right?
Now, that there is funny!
Sketch allegedly based on a now lost photograph of the alleged Gustave Whitehead 1901 first flight.
Actual photograph of the Wright Brothers first flight.
I find it sufficiently surprising that anyone would fail to photograph as historic an event as an actual first controlled powered flight that I am not willing to accept the Whitehead claims. We know the Wrights did it - see the photos, see the video, see the numerous contemporary accounts - it happened.
Sorry, but the first true powered flight was Alberto Santos Dumont.
Since when is Joe Plugs from CT?
Side note: all gun mfg’ers in CT please leave that lunatic asylum masquerading as a state.
RE: Home of Scranton Joe Biden the most ignorant ass ...
I bet even ignorant Joe Biden knows Scranton is in Pennsylvania
Edison purchased patents from all sorts of inventors and then used them to put other inventors out of business. He also waged other disputes with other inventors (famously against Tesla over AC vs DC power).
Edison purchased Fergie Jenkins’ patent to keep film from flapping around in movie projectors (Jenkins did studies into how a flag flaps in the wind) and Jenkins later worked on early television and radiovision prototypes (television is actually what we know as cablevision). Radiovision was broadcast signal. Television was transmitted by wire and he had difficulty securing enough wire of significant grade to transmit a signal any sizable distance. He published a book on his efforts in the 1920s that included plans on how to build receivers so he could see how far his signals were being received.
Correct. Anyone who knows anything about aviation history knows that the first POWERED flight was by Alberto Santos Dumont who, along with his close friend Mr. Cartier, you can also thank for the wristwatch.
Biden’s from Delaware...
Look how long it took history to give Nikola Tesla (who was Croatian) his due for inventing, perfecting and proving Alternating Current as a safe and EFFICIENT method of delivering electrical power to the masses.
Michelangelo was likely a Three Dollar Bill himself.
Monty Python’s Flying Circus: “Man-Powered Flight”
Well, Obama has determined that Mohammed did the first powered flight. He also flew over the American continent and claimed it for allah.
“So, this guy flew 2 years before the Wright brothers- in front of witnesses- and nobody said anything for 110 years.”
Well, whatever. In the heat of agitated anger I lump both states together.
Our family used to have a photo of my great grandfather Reeves Head, who made the first powered flight in Georgia in 1899. But we lost the photo
We do have a sketch of the old photo though...I just can't seem to locate it right at this momnet. But, if I put my mind to it, I know I can find it in a day or two, on old, properly dated, parched paper too.
Just let me get that and then the State of Georgia legislature can vote next month to dethrone Connecticut and Whitehead!
Jeez...where does it end?
He’s a child of the world.
Everyone can appreciate a complete moron.
Yes, and we all know that Al Gore really invented the Internet.
Ohio has a stake in this too. Will they rename Wright State University? Will they reissue the Ohio quarter after removing the image of the Wright brothers’ plane?
Mohammed flew on a horse. Not the same.
BTW, why doesn’t Discovery, History, PBS, et al ever debunk THAT claim, oooh around the time of Ramadan, the way they always try to debunk Christmas and Easter origins around those holidays?
Didn’t someone else get to the patent office before AG Bell?
Edison was an insufferable prig! He paid boys to steal family’s pets, and electrocuted the pets to show how unsafe AC was. Even did in an elephant. He promised to pay Tesla for a job, then laughed at him when Tesla asked for the promised amount. Edison told him it was a joke, and that Tesla didn’t understand American humor!
You’re thinking of Trenton, the capital of Delaware.