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Happy Birthday to Orville and Katharine Wright!

“Saturday, August 19 (1905), At home. It is Orville’s and Katharine’s birthday anniversary. Called at Lorin’s at 4:30, rain.” -Milton Wright diary entry, August 19, 1905. As you can see, August 19 is a very special day for the Wright … Continue reading

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December 17, 1903: “Success Four Flights…”

At 10:35 a.m. on December 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers achieved the impossible, the first powered flight. On the first attempt, Orville would fly a distance of 120 feet in 12 seconds. The brothers would go on to make 3 … Continue reading

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Do you believe in ghosts? Orville Wright Sighting in Dunbar Library

Last week, Orville Wright was seen in the Dunbar Library on campus. We think it was him due to the mustache and hat. He wasn’t as tall as he was in real life, but we are pretty sure it was … Continue reading

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