The year 1903 was an important one for transportation in America.

On May 23, the first auto trip across the United States began in San Francisco. It ended in New York Aug. 1.On June 15, in Indianapolis, race driver "Barney" Oldfield was the first man to drive a car a mile 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, Wilbur Wright set another record by flying 852 feet in 59 seconds.