Orville Wright (1871–1948), U.S. pioneer aviator. Telegram, December 17, 1903, vol. 1, The Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright (1953).
The telegram was written to Milton Wright—Orville and Wilbur's father—announcing the first successful powered flight, made at Kitty Hawk Sands the same day. The flight time was in fact 59 seconds, not 57.