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Wilbur Wright

Aviator Wilbur Wright

Profession: Aviator

United States of America

Biography: 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 make a circling flight on "Flyer III" of 24.2 miles (38.9 kms) in 39 minutes and 23 seconds

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