Tag Archives: Orville Wright

What Were You Doing on the Day of the First Flight?

Today marks the 113th anniversary of the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The events of that historic day, December 17, 1903, are well recorded, including Orville Wright’s observations in his diary. Orville closed the entry with the mention … Continue reading






Posted in Aviation, Collections, Local History, Wright Brothers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Missing Wright Brothers Patent Found, Ahead of 110th Anniversary

Press Release via NARA Archives.gov March 24, 2016 National Archives Honors Wright Brothers with Upcoming Special Display Display celebrates 110th anniversary of awarding of the patent for a Flying-Machine Washington, DC.– The National Archives Museum celebrates the 110th anniversary of … Continue reading






Posted in Wright Brothers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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






Posted in Collections, Wright Brothers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment