Wilbur Wright

Events

Wilbur Wright is born

April 16, 1867

Wilbur Wright is born near Millville, Indiana.

Wright Brothers First Aircraft Model

1878

The Wright Brothers made a small model helicopter.

Wilburs Sport Injury

1885

A sports injury leads to health problems that prevent Wilbur from attending college.

The Wright brothers Start Repairing Bicycles.

1893

The Wright Brothers Manufacture Bicycles

1895

The Wrights manufacture their own bicycles, the "St. Clair" and the "Van Cleve." The bike business is profitable.

Wright Brothers First Airplane

1900

Wilbur devises an aerodynamic control system for aircraft and builds a kite to test it.

Wright Bros First Powered Airplane Flight

1903

The Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained powered flights at Kitty Hawk.

The Wrights Begin to Sell Airplanes.

1909

Wilbur Wright Died

May 30, 1912

Wilbur Wright dies at the age of 45 of typhoid in Dayton, Ohio.