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Wilbur Wright is born.

1867

Orville Wright is born.

1871

A Gift

1878

The Wright Brothers are inspired by a toy helicopter they recived as a gift.

Kites

1881

The Wright family moves to Richmond Indiana where the boys take up kite flying.

Bike Shop

1892 - 1907

The Wright brothers open their bicycle manufacturing and repair business, the Wright Cycle Company. Gave them the funds neccesarry for completing ther desires.

Aeronotical Exibit

1893

The Wright brothers attend an aeronotical exibit that draws their interest into the field.

Orville's Sickness

1896

August- October
Orville Wright seriously ill with typhoid fever.

Interest in Flight

1897 - 1898

While running their bicycle business, Wilbur and Orville study the problems of mechanical and human flight. After reading extensively and studying bird flight and Lilienthal's work, the brothers are convinced that human flight is possible and decide to conduct some experiments of their own.

First in Flight

1900

The Wright brothers begin expiriments flying gliders as a kite and as a man-carrying glider.

To France

1911

Wilbur travels to Europe to testify in a French Wright patent suit as well as to train pilots.

Wilbur Wright dies.

1912

Wilbur Wright dies of typhoid fever in Dayton

Joint Corperation

1916

The Wright company merges with Glenn L. Martin Company and Orville serves as chief consultant engineer.

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

1920 - 1948

President Wilson appoints Orville a member of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. He serves until his death in 1948.

Orville Wright

1948

Orville dies of a heart attack in Dayton.