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Funeral of Orville Wright

February 2, 2015
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Funeral of Orville Wright

Orville Wright, who with his brother, Wilbur Wright, invented the first powered controlled aircraft, died on January 30, 1948, after suffering his second heart attack. He was 76. (Wilbur died in 1912 at the age of 45.) His niece, Ivonette Wright Miller, remembered his death and funeral in her reminiscences in 1978: “Uncle Orv’s...
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Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

January 5, 2015
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Whether You Like It or Not…Another Dayton Innovator: Larry Flynt

In October, Lisa Flynt, the daughter of Hustler Magazine owner and one-time Dayton entrepreneur, Larry Flynt, died as a result of injuries sustained in a Riverside, OH, automobile accident. Her death here revealed the deep connection the Flynt family has not only to the...
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B-1 Bomber

December 2, 2014
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B-1 Bomber

The history of aviation, as well as the local history of the Miami Valley, are among our major collecting areas here at Wright State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives. And with the important role that aviation has played in the Miami Valley’s history—from...
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Deeds Carillon

September 26, 2014
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Deeds Carillon

The Deeds Carillon, for which Carillon Park was named, was built in 1942, at the request of Col. Edward A. Deeds and his wife Edith Wharton Deeds, to commemorate...
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LBJ Reads DDN!

August 13, 2014
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LBJ Reads DDN!

Here is proof that President Johnson, who was famous for reading newspapers from across the country every morning, read our very own Dayton Daily News. Now knowing what we...
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