Posts Tagged ‘ Wright Brothers ’

Wilbur Wright

May 29, 2012
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Wilbur Wright

Wilbur Wright was one half of the aviation pioneering duo known as the Wright Brothers. Together with his brother Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane to make the first manned and powered flight possible. Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867 in Millville, Indiana. He was the third child of Bishop...
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Woodland Cemetery

May 1, 2012
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Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is one of the oldest “garden” cemeteries in the United States. Woodland was founded in 1841 by John Van Cleve, the first male child born in Dayton. The cemetery began with 40 acres southeast of Dayton and has been enlarged to its present size of 200 acres. Over 3,000 trees...
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Amelia Earhart

January 11, 2012
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Amelia Earhart an American aviator, was the first woman to receive the U.S. distinguished Flying Cross for flying solo across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Among her many achievements, Earhart wrote books and was a faculty member at Purdue University in 1935. After her purchase of the airplane Lockheed Electra, her intent was to...
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Orville Wright

December 21, 2011
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Dayton‚Äôs most famous sons are undoubtedly the Wright Brothers; Orville and Wilbur. The two brothers are credited with inventing and building the world’s first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. This December marks the 108th anniversary of that fabled first flight, which was on December 17, 1903....
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