October 12, 2009
What controversy connects:
Cracked by everyone.
Quoting Dibyo’s succinct answer:
Samuel Langley’s (3) half baked glider was acclaimed by the Smithsonian (1) as the first to achieve manned flight, and this caused much controversy with the Wright brothers (2), who are the firstto have _actually_ achieved proper controlled manned flight.
Ironically enough, the Smithsonian now has the restored Wright Flyer!