By Barry Boyce,
de France - The
first ever “Grand Boucle” began
at the Reveil Matin Café in a suburb of Paris July 1,
Hawk, NC - December 1903, inventors Orville and
Wilber Wright flew the first airplane. From their Dayton,
shop, the two brothers created the first flying machine.
On December 17, 1903 Orville Wright climbed aboard the machine,
rolled down a 60-foot track and soared over 120 feet during
the 12-second flight. Aviation history was made.
Prize for Physics - December 1903, Pierre and Marie Curie receive
the Nobel Prize for Physics. Madam Marie Sklodowska
Curie was best known for her work on radioactivity. Her
scientific studies lead to changes in the understanding of
Motor Company - 1903, Henry Ford set in motion the Ford Motor Company
put the nation on wheels. By 1907,
the first horseless buggy, the Model T Ford (the Tin
Lizzie) to Detroit. The first production Model T Ford was built
on September 27, 1908. Henry Ford continued building the "Tin
Lizzie" for the next 19 years, when he replaced
it with the Model A Ford.
Motorcycles - William Harley and Arthur Davidson,
two Milwaukee mechanics, started building motorcycles.
The Harley-Davidson motorcycles are world famous today.
Gauguin, 1848-1903, at the age of 35, he gave up a career
as a Paris stockbroker to become
an impressionist painter. At the age of 43, he left his family and France to
live in Tahiti.
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