Amos Ives Root was closely connected with the birth of aviation. In 1904, he personally visited and followed the work of Orville & Wilbur Wright. In fact, he was with the Wright brothers the first time they flew at Huffman Prairie near Dayton, Ohio. When he submitted an account of that flight to a leading scientific magazine, he received no acknowledgement. So, in typical "can-do" fashion, A.I. published the article himself in his magazine, Gleanings In Bee Culture. This turned out to be the first published account of the Wright Brothers historic accomplishment.
Read about A.I. Roots first report on The Wright Brothers as told by PBS.org