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Selfridge Crash Described in New Acquisition

On this day — September 17 — in 1908, Lt. Thomas Selfridge became the first person to die in a powered airplane crash. He was the passenger in a plane piloted by Orville Wright, who was demonstrating the Wright Flyer … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Orville (and Katharine)!

Did you know that Orville Wright and his younger sister Katharine share the same birthday? They were both born in Dayton, Ohio, on August 19th: Orville in 1871 and Katharine in 1874. Orville and Katharine would have shared many birthday … Continue reading

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New WWI Photos Online from Fred Marshall Papers

New World War I photographs are being added to our digital collections on CORE Scholar. The first batch of WWI photographs from the Fred Marshall Papers (MS-53) are now online. Among the subjects of┬áthis first batch of 27 items are … Continue reading

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