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Orville Wright - The Historic First Flight

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Orville Wright was the first person in the world to fly a plane, under his own control, from the ground, through the air, and back safely. This is the moment when that occurred - on December 17, 1903.  His brother, Wilbur, is standing to the right of the Wright Flyer.

Orville Wright died, of a heart attack, on January 30, 1948.  He had lived long enough to witness how he and his brother had changed the world.


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Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.

 

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