Connecticut governor OKs law erasing Wright Brothers from history
Connecticut now officially recognizes a local aviator as the first man who flew.Okay, now he didn't erase the Wright Brothers from history. He simply went against all other established evidence - including that gathered by the Smithsonian Institute - to declare someone else to be the first person to fly. I guess when you realize that no on can stop you from trampling all over the rights of your state's citizens, you start getting hungry for more power. Since the "rich @$$hole messing around with other states' rights" position has already been taken by Mikey Bloomberg, Governor Malloy decided that he and he alone was the sole arbiter of US history.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced on Wednesday that he signed into law a measure insisting that German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew in 1901, two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright lifted off from Kitty Hawk, N.C.
I'm sure it's mere coincidence that the "Whitehead Research Institute" claims that Gustave Whitehead was actually "first in flight"...
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