December 17, 1903 - The Wright Flyer lifts into the air at 10:35 am. The flight lasted only 12 seconds and covered a distance of just 121 feet (37 m). It is the first powered, manned, heavier-than-air, controlled flight.
October 04, 1905 - Flyer III: the Wright Brothers' plane covers 24.2 miles in 38 minutes and 3 seconds.
The Wrights in 1904 and 1905 continued to demonstrate that man could fly, but not until Wilbur Wright’s flight at Le Mans, France, on August 8. 1908 was the last doubting skeptic convinced