Otto Lilienthal

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  • What Are The Wright Brothers Important To Aviation

    their only passion. Bikes were also a passion of theirs. So after their mother died, the brothers started running a bike shop. They opened their shop in 1892. In their little shop they would fix and repair bikes. They also sold bikes that they manufactured with their own design. They still followed all of the news from the aviation world while running their little bike shop. This bike shop helped them develop the airplane because of their knowledge of how bikes worked. This helped them with the little parts that they needed for their airplane. It was also used as their workshop for the time they spent building their plane. The brothers went to work on finding new ways to create after flight after they heard of the death of Otto Lilienthal. The two decided to head to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to test their new theories and gliders in the strong winds of Kitty Hawk. While they were watching birds flying one day the saw that they would warp their wings to keep their balance in the air. Curious about this discovery, they put their new observation into their new glider. It ended up working quite well for them. This was the missing element that was needed by previous aviation visionaries to get their gliders to work. All of their hard work paid off on December 17, 1903 when they made the first controlled flight. They were able to fly their plane for 59 seconds and travel 852 feet. Wilbur was the one that flew the plane during this phenomenal achievement. Their…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Wright Brothers And The Wright Brothers

    classroom rather then school. So therefore, Orville dropped out of high school his senior year and opened up a print shop in which his brother, Wilbur, would also be a part of. ( The brothers had a lot of personal businesses before they actually started with the designs for an airplane. They had their own newspaper called “West Side News." They even then opened up a bicycle store. They were both so fascinated by bikes when they first came out that they even came out with their own…

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  • Summary Of Anne Frank's Tales From The Secret Annex

    I read Anne Frank’s Tales From The Secret Annex, written by Michel Mok, wich was about a girl named Anne Frank and her sacrifices she did to save her life. She was a young mademoiselle that lived an everyday life until the Germans took over there country. She was forced to hide in a secret annex hoping no German soldier would catch her. Anne Frank once said, “The Annex is an ideal place to hide in. It may be damped and lopsided, but there's probably not more comfortable hiding place in all of…

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  • The Major Themes Of The Horror Of War By Anne Frank

    Unfortunately, her diary is left unfinished, for she, her family, and the other occupants of the annex are discovered by the Gestapo and sent to a concentration camp. The general horror of war, coupled with the specific horrors that the Nazis inflicted upon the Jews, is the major theme of the diary. Anne Frank, the young teenage girl who writes the diary, experiences the pain of war first-hand. In order to try and escape the Nazi extermination of Jewish people, her family and the Van …

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  • Analysis Of Corrie Ten-Boom's The Hiding Place

    The story The Hiding Place is narrated by Corrie ten-Boom. She talked about the trials her family, the ten-Boom family, went through during World War ll. The ten-Booms live in Haarlem, Holland in a house known as the Beje. The book begins with the ten Boom family celebrating the 100th anniversary of the watch shop. In the next few chapters, Corrie talks about her childhood and glad-hearted mother, and the three aunts who once lived in the Beje. After the deaths of Corrie's mother and aunts, it…

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  • Anne Frank Legacy

    wisdom beyond her years, and leaves a lasting legacy of hope in the goodness of mankind. Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Frankfurt, Germany. She then moved to Holland with her family in 1934, and attended the Jewish Montessori School (Rol and Verhoeven 24). After the Nazis took over, Anne and her family went into hiding on July 6, 1942. The Frank family hid along with the van Pels family and dentist, Fritz Pfeffer (Rol and Verhoeven 57, 63). They remained in hiding for two years until…

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  • Differences Between The Devil's Arithmetic Book And Movie

    The Devil’s Arithmetic has been made from a book into a movie, but the movie does not follow the exact details of the book. The stories are generally the same, but many of the specific parts of the book aren’t in the movie, or vice versa. Both the book and the movie tell the story of a girl transported to the past. While she learns of her family’s past in the concentration camps, different events happen in the different tellings of the story: the book and the movie. The Devil’s Arithmetic the…

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  • Untold Secrets In Annemarie's Number The Stars

    Number The Stars is a great book based upon a true story. It is placed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1941. Years after the war started, the Nazis started to patrol the streets. There are two main characters, Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen, which are best friends. Annemarie and Ellen come face to face with a wild adventure that reveals the danger of knowing the untold, knowing the untold secrets, and knowing the told lies, and the. One of their lives is in serious danger. Annemarie and Ellen…

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  • Miep Gies Is A Hero Essay

    The Holocaust, it was a huge event in national history, and it affected thousands of people. In June of 1942, with the dreaded situation for the Jews, the Franks decided to go into hiding in secret in their office building. Along with a few others, Miep Gies agreed to be a "helper," to them, by bringing them food that she would collect from different food sources, with illegal ration cards her husband had procured as part of the Dutch resistance. Miep and her colleagues also made sure that the…

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  • Anne Frank: Why People Are Good At Heart

    She had Verbally expressed, "In spite of everything, I still believe people are still good at heart." With her expressing this, it revealed many pinpoints within herself. It revealed that she was a great person. Following that, it showed that she had a positive posture and mindset about the chaos surrounding her. Finally, the quote had additionally shown that Anne Frank was a very caring young lady. Eventually the obscene, vulgar Nazi party of Hitler had found Anne Frank and the rest of the…

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