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    On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful man-powered airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Are you related to the Wright brothers?

  • Mary Reed

    Orville Wright Born August 19, 1871 Dayton, Ohio Died January 30, 1948 (aged 76) Dayton, Ohio

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The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two Americans brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who were credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft.

Wilber was born in Indiana in1867 & died in 1912 at age 45. Orville was born in Ohio in 1871 & died in 1948 at age 76. They had 5 siblings. Parents were Milton & Susan Wright.

The Wright brothers, Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur (1867-1912), were two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903. In the two years afterward, the brothers developed their flying machine into the first practical fixed-wing aircraft. Although not the first to build and fly experimental aircraft, the Wright brothers were the first to invent aircraft controls that made fixed-wing powered flight possible.

Wright brothers -- their determination and relentless pursuit of heavier-than-air flight gave all of us a new, magical means of travel

Check out classic old pics like this one at Dayton's Wright Field at Wright Patterson AFB. #daytonhistory #uniquelydayton

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