The Wright Brothers

  • Wilbur's Birth

    Wilbur's Birth
    Wilbur Wright was born in Milville, Ohio on April 16, 1867.
  • Orville Wright;s Birth

    Orville Wright;s Birth
    Oriville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 19, 1871.
  • Flying Problems

    The Wrights take an interest in the "flying problem."
  • Period: to

    Flying Gliders

    The Wright brothers fly gliders at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, refining their control system. At home in Dayton, Ohio, they build a wind tunnel and conduct research on wing shapes.
  • First Flight

    The Wright brothers make the first controlled, sustained powered flights at Kitty Hawk.
  • Airplane Development

    The Wrights develop a practical airplane near Dayton.
  • Manufacturing Airplanes

    The Wrights begin to manufacture airplanes.
  • Selling the Comapny

    Orville Wright sells his airplane- company.
  • Their Monument

    The Wright Brothers Monument at Kitty Hawk is dedicated.
  • Oriville's Death

    Orville Wright dies of a heart attack in Dayton, Ohio and the Wright brothers' first powered airplane, the 1903 "Flyer," is enshrined at the Smithsonian Institution.