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Ohio jabs Connecticut in Wright brothers 1st flight fight

Ohio's fight to defend the legacy of the Wright brothers soared forward Tuesday in a unanimous vote to repudiate Connecticut's claim that another aviator beat them as first in flight. The Ohio House approved a measure disputing Connecticut's challenge, and it heads next to the state Senate. Lawmakers are responding to a 2013 Connecticut law that honored aviator Gustave Whitehead as beating Dayton-born Orville and Wilbur Wright's 1903 flight off Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, by two years. Sponsoring Rep. Rick Perales said Ohio can't stand by while another state "sees fit to change history." Perales said respected aviation historians — including those...

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