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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.

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

Wilbur and Orville Wright - Dayton, Ohio

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

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