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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?

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    Orville Wright was born August 19, 1871. He & his brother Wilbur achieved the first sustained & controlled flight of a motor aircraft in 1903. After a winning coin toss, Orville was the first to take a test flight—lasting 12 seconds. Watch real footage of the historic Wright Brothers' 1903 flight: https://curiosity.com/playlists/flying-high-with-the-wright-brothers-1enqPFzH/british-pathe-wright-brothers-first-flight-1903-wfyvspnko04?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=081914pin

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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.

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.

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

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

Dayton, Ohio I was born here at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Wilbur and Orville Wright - Dayton, Ohio