Wilbur and Orville Wright

The two brothers who kickstarted air travel as we know it.

The Famous Wright Brothers

When you hear "The Wright brothers," one specific thing probably comes into your mind- airplanes. Of course, we all know these brothers for inventing the first functional airplane back in December of 1903. Their invention has shot us very far, and if they did not do what they did many years ago, we would be decades behind our modern technological advancements.

Orville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 19th, 1891. His brother, Wilbur, was born years earlier in Millville, Indiana on April 16th, 1867. Neither of them married or had children, which leads the legendary Wright name to be dead, they have no living grandchildren today.

Both of them were very creative and intelligent men, who were quite famous back in their day. Their impact on the 1920's was phenomenal, as what they invented has never before been seen or even thought of, as it was very difficult to accomplish. The first airplane ever, The Wright Flyer, was a definite breakthrough in aviation history and an impact on the world as we know it.

Orville died at the age of 76 on January 30th, 1948, however his brother Wilbur only lived to be 45 and suffered of Typhoid fever. He died on May 30th, 1912. The brothers both died in Dayton, Ohio, and will forever be remembered as aviation geniuses.

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