The Wright Brothers

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The Wright Brothers


Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867 in Millville, Indiana. Awhile later, his family moved to Dayton, Ohio where Orville was born on August 19,1871. Orville dropped out of school in the eleventh grade and started a printing business. Along with his brother Wilbur, Orville started the Wright Cycle Company in 1892, making, selling, and repairing bicycles.From 1899 to 1903, the Wright brothers went a place just south of Kitty Hawk, to a place near Kill Devil Hills, where they would build the Wright Flyer. They spent one year studying flight. Two years testing gliders and in 1903 they had the first successful flight of an airplane. The Wright brothers used money from their bicycle business to fund their airplane project. By 1908, the Wright brothers had created airplane companies in America and in Europe.Wilbur died May 30, 1912. Orville died January 30, 1948 living through both of the World Wars.

This is Wilbur and Orville Wright.

1. 2015 is the 112th anniversary of the flight by the Wright Brothers2. For the invention of the airplane, Wilbur and Orville both recieved honorary PhD degrees from Harvard, Yale and many other universities.3. In the first few years of flight by planes, the military ordered a few from the Wright Brothers4. Airplanes played a small role in World War I where they were used for scouting roles. Then in World War II, airplanes had a big role to play. 5. A memorial was placed near where the first successful flight by the Wright brothers happened .6. The Wright Flyer was made from wood, muslin, and aluminum, While today airplanes are made from all metal.


The Wright brothers' biggest success was the creation of the airplane.


The creation of the airplane meant that people could get from place to place in a matter of hours.



You are free to move around your country with the airplane.


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