Do you know how the inventions you use every day really came to be?
Orville and Wilbur Wright conduct first sustained flight.
Charles A. Lindbergh completes first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
A modern airliner, Boeing 247, flies for the first time.
Germany’s Heinkel 178 is the first fully jet-propelled aircraft to fly.
World’s first commercial jet airliner, the DH 106 Comet, takes its first flight.
The Boeing 707 offers a new level of comfort and safety.
2011 was a whirlwind year. And with the explosion of social media outlets like Twitter, it’s been exponentially easier for us to keep up with what’s been going on in the world. With everything from the Occupy Movement, to Osama bin Laden’s capture, to the passing of Apple’s leader, Steve Jobs, we’ve been able to stay informed and communicate with each other, down to the second.