THE WRIGHT BROTHERS Black and white newsreel period footage of an airplane similar to the Kittyhawk taking off, shots of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and the front page of a newspaper announcing their first flight.
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM OPENS The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright finally opens to the public in the fall of 1959. Mayor Robert Wagner cuts the ribbon at the opening ceremony and the interior of the building as well as some of its collection is first viewed.
Date: October 21, 1959 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:40:00, With Audio
FIRST MILITARY AIR SERVICE Black and white newsreel period footage about the competition for the world's first military air force, won by the Wright brothers. Includes shots of President Taft, Orville Wright, and Lieutenant Frank Lom at Fort Myers, near Washington, at the launch of the vintage airplane on a monorail by
STATE'S RIGHTS DEMOCRATS OF 1948 Revolting against the civil rights plank of the Truman-Barkley ticket, angry Dixie Democrats hold their own convention. Gov. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Gov. Fielding Wright of Mississippi will head the State's Rights party ticket.
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