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WORLD AIDS DAY

Advent Season Begins

 

2

 

Cyber Monday

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

 

3

 

Giving Tuesday

 

4

 

National Cookie Day

 

5

 

National Comfort Food Day (RECIPES)

 

6

 

First Fridays @ Calumet Art District

Finnish Independence

NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY (Recipes)

 

7

 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

 

8

 

National Brownie Day (RECIPES)

Second Sunday of Advent

 

9

 

GREEN MONDAY

 

10

 

NATIONAL LAGER DAY

Universal Human Rights Day

 

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12

 
 
 

13

 

National Popcorn String Day

National Cocoa Day

 

14

 

A Chassell Old-Fashioned Christmas

Carnegie Museum Open House & Victorian Christmas in Houghton

Michigan Technological University 2019 Mid-Year Commencement

 

15

 

Third Sunday of Advent

National Lemon Cupcake Day (RECIPES)

 

16

 

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

 

17

 

National Maple Syrup Day

First in Flight (RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE)

 

18

 

International Migrants Day

National "I LOVE HONEY" Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day (RECIPES)

 

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20

 

National Sangria Day (RECIPES)

 

21

 

Happy Winter Solstice

 

22

 

Hanukkah Begins (December 22nd to December 30th)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

National Date Nut Bread Day (RECIPES)

 

23

 

National Pfeffernusse Day (RECIPES)

 

24

 

Christmas Eve RECIPES & TRADITIONS [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm]

Christmas Story 24-Hour Marathon

National Eggnog Day (RECIPES)

 

25

 

Christmas [Co-op Closed]

 

26

 

National Candy Cane Day

 

27

 

National Fruitcake Day (RECIPE)

 

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30

 

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 

31

 

New Years Eve [Co-op open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm]

55th Annual Great Lakes Invitational

 
    

December 17, 2019

First in Flight (RARE VIDEO FOOTAGE)

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912), were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane. They made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1904-05 the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.

The brothers' fundamental breakthrough was their invention of three-axis control, which enabled the pilot to steer the aircraft effectively and to maintain its equilibrium. This method became and remains standard on fixed-wing aircraft of all kinds. From the beginning of their aeronautical work, the Wright brothers focused on developing a reliable method of pilot control as the key to solving "the flying problem". This approach differed significantly from other experimenters of the time who put more emphasis on developing powerful engines. Using a small homebuilt wind tunnel, the Wrights also collected more accurate data than any before, enabling them to design and build wings and propellers that were more efficient than any before. Their first U.S. patent, 821,393, did not claim invention of a flying machine, but rather, the invention of a system of aerodynamic control that manipulated a flying machine's surfaces.

They gained the mechanical skills essential for their success by working for years in their shop with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and other machinery. Their work with bicycles in particular influenced their belief that an unstable vehicle like a flying machine could be controlled and balanced with practice. From 1900 until their first powered flights in late 1903, they conducted extensive glider tests that also developed their skills as pilots. Their bicycle shop employee Charlie Taylor became an important part of the team, building their first airplane engine in close collaboration with the brothers.

The Wright brothers' status as inventors of the airplane has been subject to counter-claims by various parties. Much controversy persists over the many competing claims of early aviators. Edward Roach, historian for the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park argues that they were excellent self-taught engineers who could run a small company, but they did not have the business skills or temperament to dominate the growing aviation industry.

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