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Wright, Orville

Born: 1871 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Aviators, Businessmen, Inventor, Manufacturers, Pilots


1870 - Born in Dayton, Ohio; birth of one of the aviation pioneers.



1878 - First build glide airplane.



1880-1890 - Published a newspaper and formed the Wright Cycle Company (provider of bicycles) alongside his brother.




1893 - Brotheers sell and fix planes.




1896 - Learned about the early European experiments in sustained flights and caught the interest of starting out the aviation.



1900-1902 - Building planes for tests.




1902 - Encountered a problem as they had a hard time finding an engine light and powerful enough for their plane invention.



1903 - With Wilbur Wright ,His older brother, co-invented 1st airplane(1st heavier than air flying machine).




1903 - On the 17th of December, made the first successful flight in a self-propelled heavier-than-air craft.



1907 - Had a contract with US Army Signal Corps to build an airplane which is two-seater.



1909 - Delivered the two-seater airplane.



- Established their American Wright Company.



1930 - Received the first Daniel Guggenheim Medal for his great achievements in aeronautics.



1936 - On the 29th of April, he became a member of the National Academy of Sciences



1948 - Dies of a heart attack in Dayton, Ohio



1962 - National Aviation Hall Of Fame.




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