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THE WRIGHT BROTHERS MAKE PUBLIC DEBUT

Five years after the first powered flight, the airplane completes gravity-defying displays over Europe

During Wright in France August wowed with 1908, audiences his airplane, Wilbur propelling himself and his brother Orville to fame and securing their place as the fathers of flight. Monarchs from across Europe came to watch the first public demonstrations and their doubters had to admit defeat.

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Fifty years ago, astronauts Frank Borman, Bill Anders and Jim Lovell became the first men to escape the clutches of Earth's gravity and journey to the Moon - and in doing so, stole a march on the Soviets in the Space Race. Discover how this mission, hatched amid setbacks and failures, and shaped by the wider tensions of the Cold War, gave the US something to hope for after the trauma of 1968. Plus: History's greatest coincidences, what happened to fallen French emperor Napoleon after the Battle of Waterloo, the value of Britain's battlefields, why King James VI and I was obsessed with witch hunting, and more.