Where Were the Wright Brothers Born?


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Wilbur Wright was born in Millville, Ind., on April 16, 1867, and Orville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 19, 1871. Their parents were Milton and Susan Wright, and they had two other brothers named Lorin and Reuchlin and a sister named Katherine.

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The Wright brothers are considered the inventors of the first successful airplane. Both excelled in school, especially in science and math, but never attained a diploma. Prior to starting the airplane project, they owned a newspaper called the West Side News and a cycle company where they sold, repaired and manufactured bicycles. The Wright brothers worked on several mechanical projects and followed the research of a German aviator Otto Lilienthal. After the death of Lilienthal, they started their airplane project.

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