When Orville and Wilbur Wright succeeded in flying their plane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903, they sent a telegram to their sister in Dayton, Ohio, telling her of their great accomplishment. It read, “First sustained flight today fifty-nine seconds. Hope to be home by Christmas.” Their sister, excited by the news, rushed to the local newspaper office and gave the telegram to the editor so that he could report on it. The next morning, the newspaper headline that graced the paper said, “Popular Local Bicycle Merchants to be Home for Holidays!” John Maxwell