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The Wright Brothers
Transcript of The Wright Brothers
Wilbur and Orville
He was born on August 19th, 1871 in Dayton, Ohio
He died in his home town on January 30th in 1948
Orville lived 36 more years after Wilbur's death.
died at age 76
He was born on April 16th 1867 near Milville, Indiana.
30 1912 in Dayton, Ohio
Reverend Milton Wright
Susan Catherine Koerner Wright
Dies July 4th 1889
The fascination begins
When their dad came home from a church business trip, he brings home a toy helicopter. The toy inspires the brothers first interest in flight
December of 1892-1907
Wilbur and Orville open a bike repair shop. At this shop they built, repaired, sold bikes, and they also built small models of planes to learn how to design and structure a full size one.
June of 1881
The Wright family moves to Richmond, Indiana. At this new home Orville takes up Kite-building.
March of 1889
Orville begins to publish the weekly
West Side News. Editor and publisher, he maintains an active interest in printing and publishing for several years.
July 4th of 1889
Wilbur and Orville mother, Susan Catherine wright, dies at age 58
On April 30th Orville and Wilbur turn West Side News into an evening newspaper, The Evening Item, although publication ceases in August.
"If Birds can glide for long periods of time, then... why can't I?"
“The airplane stays up because it doesn’t have the time to fall.” -Orville
“Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!” -Orville
On October 20, 1894
The wright brothers started a weekly magazine.
1895-orville invents a calculating machine that multiplies and adds
July 10, 1901
Wrights arrive in Kitty Hawk. Larger glider flight distance ranging in distance from twenty to almost four hundred feet.
Wright brothers apply for a patent on their flying machine (patent issued May 22, 1906).
September 28 -November 12
Wrights experiment with 1902 glider.
October 9 -November 4
The brothers assemble their new 1903machine and install a engine on it.
Wilbur and Orville make the first free, controlled, and sustained flights in a power-driven, heavier-than-air machine.Wilbur makes the longest flight in the fourth trial, fifty-nine seconds in the air and 852 feet.
The first glider was flown as a kite with two men controlling the glider
October 5, 1905
Wilbur makes the longest flight of the year: 24 1/5 miles in 39 minutes, 23 4/5 seconds, more than twenty-nine times around the field, at an average speed of thirty-eight miles per hour.
November - december
Wilbur meets with the officials from U.S. Signal Corps and Board of Ordnance to discuss their airplanes capabilities.
U.S. Signal Corps advertises for bids for a miitary hevier-than-air flying machine to be submitted by February 1.
Wrights submit their bid to U.S. Signal Corps to supply a heavier-than-air flying machine, 1,100 and 1,250 lbs. carries 2 passengers and 40+mph.
wrights' bid to furnish a flying machine to U.S. War department for $25,000 is accepted.
Wright 1908 airplane is assembled and ready for testing at Fort Meyer, Virginia.
Orville makes U.S. army test flights at fort Meyers and establishes records with and with out passengers.
Orville is injured and passenger killed
Orville and Katharine join Wilbur in Paris.
Wilbur makes a series of training flights with three French student pilots at Pau.
October 8 -November 2
At College Park, Maryland, Wilbur trains first U.S. Army fliers.
Wilbur dies of typhoid fever in Dayton.
Miami River floods and causes considerable damage to the Wright family home and property in Dayton. Wrights' collection of glass plate photographic negatives as well as early business and aviation records are damaged.
Wright Company merges with Glenn L. Martin Company, becoming Wright-Martin Aircraft Corporation. Orville serves as chief consultant engineer.
April 3, 1917
Bishop Milton Wright dies in Dayton.
Katharine Wright marries Henry J. Haskell.
Katharine Wright Haskell dies of pneumonia in Kansas City.
Wright brothers' home and bicycle shop, moved from Dayton to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, are dedicated as a memorial to the Wrights.
Orville builds cypher machine for automatic selective coding of messages.
Orville dies of heart attack in Dayton.
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