Category Archives: Wright Brothers

Orville, Katharine, & Mr. Jung’s Law

If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter, you have probably noticed the posts containing passages from Bishop Milton Wright’s diaries, 100-years-ago-today style. The passages are very short and usually comprise the entirety of that day’s diary entry. (Very … Continue reading

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This Day in 1914: U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Wright vs. Curtiss

On this day—January 13—in 1914, Orville Wright received some good news: the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier court decision stating that Glenn H. Curtiss and his aircraft company, the Herring-Curtiss Co., had infringed upon the Wrights’ 1906 … Continue reading

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Wright Model E Flyer & the Collier Trophy

One hundred years ago today, Orville Wright made his bid for the Collier Trophy. The prestigious award, presented annually for the year’s most significant contribution to the field of aeronautics,¬†was established in 1911 by Robert J. Collier. Glenn Curtiss won … Continue reading

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