Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics featured a replica of the plane that Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont invented. Brazilians claim he was “first in flight” in 1906, instead of the Wright brothers in 1903.
Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics featured a replica of the plane that Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont invented. Brazilians claim he was “first in flight” in 1906, instead of the Wright brothers in 1903. ANTONIN THUILLIER AFP/Getty Images
Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics featured a replica of the plane that Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont invented. Brazilians claim he was “first in flight” in 1906, instead of the Wright brothers in 1903. ANTONIN THUILLIER AFP/Getty Images

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