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Wright Brothers

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Name
Wilbur Wright 

Date of Birth
April 16, 1867

Date of Death
May 30, 1912

Place of Birth
Millville, Indiana

Birth Family
Milton Wright and Susan Catherine (Koerner)Wright 

Marriage/Spouse
never married

Children
none

Education
high school, but did not receive a dipolma

Career
printer, retailer/manufacturer, airplane and inventor

Reason for Fame
Inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.

Additional Information
The Wright Brothers also designed and manufactured kites, gliders and bicycles.  A foot-long paper helicopter made from paper, bamboo, cork with a rubber band to twirl its motor was said to be the inspirational for the brothers when they began working on their airplane.  The gift was given to them by their father.

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Name
Orville Wright

Date of Birth
August 19, 1871

Date of Death
January 30, 1948

Place of Birth
Dayton,  Ohio

Birth Family
Milton Wright and Susan Catherine (Koerner)Wright 

Marriage/Spouse
never married

Children
none

Education
dropped out of high school after his junior year

Career
Inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight.

Additional Information
The Wright Brothers also designed and manufactured kites, gliders and bicycles.  A foot-long paper helicopter made from paper, bamboo, cork with a rubber band to twirl its motor was said to be the inspirational for the brothers when they began working on their airplane.  The gift was given to them by their father.

 

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About.com:  The Wright Brothers
American Experience - The Wright Stuff
First Flight Society
Flights of Inspiration
Franklin Experience: Centennial of Flight
Garden of Praise:  Wright Brothers

Hall of Fame: Orville Wright
How We Made the First Flight
Orville and Wilbur Wright
Orville and Wilbur Wright 1
Photographs Taken by The Wright Brothers
Reliving the Wright Way
San Diego Aerospace Museum
Scientists & Thinkers: The Wright Brothers
Surfing the Net: Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers 1
The Wright Brothers 1900
To Fly is Everything
Wikipedia:  The Wright Brothers
Wright Aeroplane Company
Wright Brothers Aerodynamics Slides
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Wright Experience
Wright Flyer Online 

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Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
About.com - History of Flight: The Wright Brothers
Scholastic:  Celebrating 100 years of Flight

 

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