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  • Bridgeport Resident Gustave Whitehead May Have Flown Two Years Before the Wright Brothers

    Bridgeport Resident Gustave Whitehead May Have Flown Two Years Before the Wright Brothers
    A locally-bred controversy has snapped at the heels of American icons Orville and Wilbur Wright for years. It is this: Did Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead successfully fly in a powered airplane in 1901, more than two years before the Wright brothers first flew in 1903, or didn't he?
  • Living Here: Nearby attractions

    Many destinations are within easy driving distance of Hampton Roads. Pack a cooler, fill up the tank and hit the road. 1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army are still a...

    School named for Sandra Cisneros to open in Echo Park

     
    Lots of presidents and neighborhoods lend their names to schools in Los Angeles, but authors, not so much.

    Awarding gold medals to astronauts is no small step for lawmakers

     
    [From Richard Simon of the Tribune Washington Bureau] WASHINGTON — It’s probably a good thing that Congress didn't plan the moonshot. The House on Monday is expected to authorize the use of the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a Nov. 16 ceremony to...

    Legendary astronauts awarded Congressional Gold Medals

     
    Space legends John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were awarded Congressional Gold Medals on Wednesday.