"The Wright Patent was granted on May 23, 1906."
Credit - U.S. Air Force
Joseph Ellehammer made a powered flight.
Credit - "(c) 2001 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution (SI Neg. No. 93-9139)"
Credit - Gary Bradshaw; "To Fly Is Everything"
Santos-Dumont flew the 14-bis nearly 197 feet.
Credit - http://www.aviation-history.com/