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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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"The fact that the great scientist believed in flying machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies." - Wilbur Wright
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This was so disquieting, in fact, that at the end of the 1901 season a disheartened Wilbur Wright declared, "not within a thousand years would man ever fly!" In fact, Wilbur's may have been an optimistic opinion for the time.
Orville and Wilbur Wright, sons of Milton Wright, a bishop in the United Brethren Church, changed the way we think about and interact with our world.
Not well, not far, but enough to make history in a 120-foot, 12-second ride that carried Orville and Wilbur Wright into history 100 years ago today as the world's first inventors and pilots of a powered heavier-than-air craft.
* Orville and Wilbur Wright invented and flew the first power-driven, heavier-than-air flying machine in 1903.
Wilbur Wright had written after the discouraging results In 1901 that man would not fly for a thousand years.
All this while the Wrights had been working in secrecy--but on hearing of Santos-Dumont's achievement, Wilbur Wright wrote to Captain Ferber of the Aereo Club of France:
The Wright Flyer built by Orville and Wilbur Wright was the first to achieve what had previously been only dreamed about or sketched on paper: a successful flight of a heavier-than-air craft powered by an internal combustion engine.
After all, it was a celebration honoring the achievements of hometown boys Orville and Wilbur Wright, who built their famous plane in their Dayton, Ohio, bicycle shop.
Circuit Court, Western District of New York, Orville and Wilbur Wright submitted an affidavit in the case of Orville and Wilbur Wright vs.