Orville Wright

Aviator Orville Wright Full Name: Orville Wright
Nationality: American

Profession: Aviator
Why Famous: Known for inventing and building the world's first successful airplane with his brother Wilbur Wright.

Born: August 19, 1871
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Died: January 30, 1948 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events in the Life of Orville Wright

  • 1903-12-17 The Wright Brothers make their first sustained motorized aircraft flight at 10:35 AM, piloted by Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
  • 1908-09-09 Orville Wright makes 1st 1-hr airplane flight, Fort Myer, Va
  • 1909-07-27 Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s
  • 1911-10-24 Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

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