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Fascinating facts about Wilbur Wright
inventor of the airplane in 1903.

Wilbur Wright
 
AT A GLANCE:
Orville and Wilbur Wright, American inventors and aviation pioneers, achieved the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane.on the morning of December 17, 1903. In the two years afterward, they developed their flying machine into the world's first practical fixed-wing aircraft, along with many other aviation milestones. Source: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Inventor: Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright public domain photo courtesy Wikipedia
Criteria: First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth: April 16 1867 in Millville, Indiana
Death: May 30 1912  in Dayton, Ohio
Nationality: American

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ON THE SCREEN"
Wilbur & Orville Wright: Dreams Of Flying
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On December 17, 1903, they flew into history. But the years that followed were anything but smooth sailing. Wilbur and Orville Wright collaborated on many things in life. Before they carved their name in history as the inventors of the airplane, they had built a printing press, launched a newspaper and started a successful bicycle building business.

 

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