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Wilbur Wright

Aviator Wilbur Wright

Profession: Aviator

United States of America

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

Born: April 16, 1867
Birthplace: Millville, Indiana, USA
Star Sign: Aries

Died: May 30, 1912 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

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Historical Events

  • 1904-09-20 Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II
  • 1905-10-05 Orville and Wilbur Wright's "Flyer III" flight 38.5 km in 38.3"

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