Wilbur and Orville's 105th
In 1905 a patent clerk named Einstein had performed the amazing feat of publishing 4 groundbreaking papers in a very short time. If a sympathetic Max Planck had not been editor, Einstein might not have published. The first reaction was a deafening silence--by 1908 few had heard of Einstein. (During 1908 and 1909 Einstein had a fascinating disagreement with Walter Ritz on the time arrows of electrodynamics and entropy.) In 1911 Einstein would finally get an academic appointment. Not until 1919 and Eddington's eclipse expedition would Einstein become a celebrity.
We hope that in 100 years the achievements of today, like aircraft and Space flight, become commonplace.