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Orville Wright

Orville WrightBorn: 19-Aug-1871
Birthplace: Dayton, OH
Died: 30-Jan-1948
Location of death: Dayton, OH
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Aviator, Inventor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Co-Inventor of the airplane

Invented the airplane with brother Wilbur Wright. The more mischievous, impulsive of the two brothers, but also the shyest. Made the first manned, powered, controlled heavier-than-air flight, in 1903. Served on the board of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) for twenty eight years. NASA was created from NACA in 1958. Wright State University is named after the brothers, and there is a Wright Brothers National Memorial in Manteo, North Carolina.

Father: Milton Wright
Mother: Susan Catherine Wright
Brother: Wilbur Wright
Brother: Lorin Wright
Sister: Katherine Wright

    High School: (dropped out)

    National Aviation Hall of Fame 1962
    National Inventors Hall of Fame
    Plane Crash Kitty Hawk, NC (14-May-1905)
    Plane Crash Kitty Hawk, NC (14-Jul-1905)
    Plane Crash Fort Myer, VA (17-Sep-1908)
    Heart Attack (27-Jan-1948)

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