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Wright brothers
The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur , were two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903...
Timeline of Events
1903
3.23.1903
The Wright Brothers apply for a patent on their invention of one of the first successful airplanes.
8.18.1903
German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers.
12.14.1903
The Wright brothers make their first attempt to fly with the ''Wright Flyer'' at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
12.15.1903
The Wright brothers' first attempt to launch the Wright Flyer at Kitty Hawk, NC
12.17.1903
The Wright Brothers make their first powered and heavier-than-air flight in the ''Wright Flyer'' at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
1905
10.5.1905
Wilbur Wright pilots Wright Flyer III in a flight of 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood until 1908.
1906
5.22.1906
The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their ''"Flying-Machine"''.
1909
9.7.1909
Eugene Lefebvre (1878–1909), while test piloting a new French-built Wright biplane, crashes at Juvisy, France when his controls jam. Lefebvre dies, becoming the first 'pilot' in the world to lose his life in a powered heavier-than-air craft.
1910
10.11.1910
Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright Brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.
11.7.1910
The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.