Wright brothers

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Wright brothers

As the first child, Wilbur Wright was born April 16, 1867. Orville was born 4 years later on August 19, 1871. Wilbur and Orville grew up in family of 5. Their dad, Milton, was a preacher. Their mom was named Susan. The Wright Brothers had no experience with flying or planes, but a helicopter toy inspired them to make the first airplane. Wilbur and Orville studied birds and their wings to make the first plane. Finally, the Wright Brothers invented a plane that could glide through the sky(called a glider). It flew in the air for 59 seconds in Kittyhawk, NC. They kept making more models of planes and built a plane that flew Their legacy is still known today, and people still use planes for many reasons!

Early Life

1867- Wilbur born1871-Orville born1893- Opened bike shop1903- Orville flew first plane in Kittyhawk, NC1905- Newest plane lasted 30 min in the air.1912-Wilbur died(45)1948-Orville died(77)

Wilbur was born on April 16, 1867. Orville was born on August 19, 1871. A toy helicopter their dad got them inspired them to get into mechanics. The Wright Brothers had no experience in engineering or mechanics, so they studied bird wings. The brothers tried and tried and tried to make a plane. Finally, the Wright Brothers did it! They made a plane!!!


Wilbur died of Trypoid Fever on May 30, 1912 in Dayton Ohio. Orville died of 2 heart attacks on Jan. 30, 1948. Now, people use planes for many reasons, thanks to the Wright Brothers.

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Interesting Facts

>Neil Armstrong carried a Wright Flyer to the moon. >Wilbur got to fly the plane first because of a coin toss.>The Wright Brothers had NO expierence with planes, mechanics, or enginering.


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