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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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This Weekend: The Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival

You are invited to┬áthe Great Wright Brothers Aero Carnival this┬áSaturday, September 12, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field. Everyone is invited to this free event hosted by the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical … 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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