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TDIH 1914: Orville Wright nearly drowns

On August 20, 1914, Orville Wright and student pilot U.S. Navy Lt. Kenneth Whiting were trying out a modified Wright Model G AeroboatĀ on the Great Miami River in Dayton. Orville was at the controls and 30 feet in the air … Continue reading

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Kenneth Whiting, pioneer naval aviator

If you have been following the snippets of Bishop Milton Wright’s diary that we’ve been posting on Twitter and Facebook, you may have noticed the relatively frequent mention of one “Lieut. Whiting” in several entries in the summer of 1914: … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago Today: Wrights move into Hawthorn Hill

One hundred years ago today, the Wrights moved into their new Oakwood mansion Hawthorn Hill. Bishop Milton Wright wrote in his diary, April 28, 1914: We moved from 7 Hawthorn Street, Dayton, Ohio, to Hawthorn Hill, Harmon Ave., Oakwood, Ohio. … Continue reading

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