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Wright Brothers

Two brothers who are credited with inventing the airplane. The Wright brothers developed a way for a pilot to control a motor-powered flying machine. This invention revolutionized transportation, trade, warfare and myriad other businesses. Wilbur Wright lived from 1867 to 1912. Orville Wright lived from 1871 to 1948.
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A late try by left-wing Carl Bateman, which was calmly converted by Orville Wright, saw them home.
AUGUST 19, 1871: Birth of flight pioneer Orville Wright.
On his first flight in 1903, at Kitty Hawk, NC, Orville Wright lifted off the ground for just 12 seconds.
But Wilbur and Orville Wright decided to go ahead, and the rest is history.
We are immensely grateful for this donation as it is through NCR's efforts that the house is in the impeccable condition it is today," said Amanda Wright Lane, great-grandniece of Orville Wright.
Army's first airplane, Orville Wright flew himself and a passenger, Lt.
1903: Orville Wright made the first successful controlled flight, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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1908 -- Lt Thomas Selfridge of the US Army Signal Corps was killed in a crash with Orville Wright in Fort Meyer, Virginia, to become the first aeroplane fatality.
The hosts ran in six tries, Alex Curley leading the way with two and the others coming from Orville Wright, David Williams, Andrew Williams, plus a penalty try.
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center - like every institution dedicated to air and space research - owes not only a debt but its very existence to Wilbur and Orville Wright,'' said Bob Meyer, Dryden's acting deputy director, in an e-mail to the center's staff.