Category Archives: Wright Brothers

Archives hosts Wright Brothers Newspaper Open House

We hosted a special open house on Tuesday, September 29, to celebrate the digitization of the Wright Brothers Newspapers Digital Archive project, completed earlier this year. Attendees at the open house were invited to discover the history of the Wright … Continue reading






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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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