by Matthew Leonard, 8B
Wilbur was born in Millville, Indiana.
Orville was born in Dayton, Ohio.
For many years, Orville shows interest in writing, and he started publishing a newspaper at this point. However, he has had experience in the past including his high school news paper.
The Wright brothers opened a bicycle shop called "The Wright Cycle Company". They used their company to fund their works in flight. No certain date was found for this event except for December 1892.
Lilienthal died in a crash while testing his single handed glider. The tragedy revives their interest in the problems in human flight.
Wilbur writes to the Smithsonian Institution to ask about publications for aeronautical subjects. More specifically, a potential flying machine made by the Wright brothers.
The Wright brothers wrote to the U.S. Weather Bureau to ask for an appropriate place to conduct flying experiments. They would later be granted to experiment in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Wrights began their flight experiments when they arrived in July. They started their tests with a large glider.
The brothers made between seven hundred and one thousand flights with new gliders, and they increase their longest distance to 622.5 feet.
The Wrights completed the first-ever controlled and sustained flight in a power-driven and heavier-than-air machine. Five official witnesses were there to witness the ground-breaking achievement. The longest flight was made by Wilbur. He flew in the air for fifty-nine seconds, and he traveled 852 feet.
The brothers hire Toulman (who is a patent attourney) to work on the patent for the airplane.
Wilbur and Orville Wright join the Aero Club of America.
Wilbur flies the plane in Le Mans, France to demonstrate the power of air travel through the airplane to Europe.
Wilbur was badly injured while his passenger, Lt. Thomas Selfridge, died in a crash caused by a break in a propellor blade. Selfridge was the first airplane casualty in history.
Wrights begin a patent suit against Herring-Curtiss Company by filing a bill of complaint. This proposing to prevent them from manufacturing, selling, or using in exhibition the Curtiss airplane.
Wilbur died in Dayton, Ohio. He died of Typhoid Fever.
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of New York rules in favor of the Wright Company in its suit against Herring-Curtiss Company and Glenn H. Curtiss.
The Wright Company filed another suit against Curtis, but this time, it was for continuing to manufacture, use, and sell flying machines which infringe on Wright patent.
The merge of Wright and Glenn L. Martin became Mrtin-Wright Aircraft Association. Instead of taking a leadership role (as far as the entire company), he becomes chief consultant engineer.
Orville died in his hometown of Dayton. He died of a heart attack, and the second he had encountered in his life.