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Wilbur Wright

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Birthday
16, 1867
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
May 30, 1912 (45)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1867
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
May 30, 1912 (45)

About

Co-inventor and co-pilot of the first successful airplane, which he called a "flying machine." His and his brother Orville's planes were later used in WWI and set the stage for modern aviation.

Before Fame

He was an athletic child and lost his two front teeth in a hockey accident.

Trivia

His famous flight occurred on December 17, 1903 at a North Carolina beach.

Family Life

He was the older of the two Wright Brothers. Neither he nor his brother Orville ever married.

Associated With

He and his brother formed the Curtiss-Wright Corporation with Glenn Curtiss.