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Wilbur Wright, one of the two brothers who revolutionized human flight, is born in Indiana.

Wilbur Wright, 1876, aged nine years.
04/16/1867

Wilbur Wright, the older of the two famous winged-flight pioneer Wright Brothers, was born this day in Millville, Indiana, the son of a clergyman.  He and his brother are famous for the December 1903 success of their Wright Flyer and are justly credited with the development of controls that enabled a heavier-than-air machine to change direction safely.  Wilbur Wright largely devoted himself to the family businesses.  He fell ill, was diagnosed with typhoid, and died in Dayton, Ohio on May 30, 1912 at the early age of forty-five. Neither he nor his brother married.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

David McCullough, The Wright Brothers (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015), 5-26.

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