The year 1903 was an important one for transportation in America.
On May 23, in San Francisco, the first automobile trip across the United States began, ending in New York on Aug. 1.On June 15, in Indianapolis, race driver "Barney" Oldfield was the First man ever to drive a car a mile in a minute.
Later, on Dec. 17, Orville Wright made the first successful powered airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. He covered 120 feet in 12 seconds.
That same day, his brother, Wilbur, set another record by flying 852 feet in 59 seconds.