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orville wright

  • n  United States aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)
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  • Dayton History cares for Hawthorn Hill
    Hawthorn Hill was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1991.  The NCR Corporation bought the Oakwood property shortly after Orville Wright's death in 1948 and donated it to the The Wright Family Foundation.
    June 28, 2013 - WDTN-TV 2 Dayton
  • Conn. governor OKs law recognizing new 1st aviator
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut now officially recognizes a local aviator as the first man who flew. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced on Wednesday that he signed into law a measure insisting that German-born aviator and Bridgeport resident Gustave Whitehead flew in 1901, two years before Wilbur and Orville Wright lifted off from Kitty Hawk, N.C.   Whitehead's supporters say they're correcting ...
    June 27, 2013 - WCNC Charlotte

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