BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1871

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Orville at age 6

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Orville Wright, 12/20/43
Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948)

The Ohio born aviation pioneer Orville Wright who, with his
brother, Wilbur Wright, invented and flew the first successful,
"flying machine" in 1903. He dropped out of high school to
pursue a career in the printing business with Wilbur. The
brothers later went into the bicycle business. They became
successful businessmen, filling contracts for airplanes in
both Europe and the United States. Today, the Wright
brothers are considered the "fathers of modern aviation." 

 

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Historic photo of Orville Wright making the first powered flight.

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