The history of the invention of the airplane more often than not brings to mind the Wright Brothers – Wilbur and Orville – and their innovative developments leading to the legendary event of the first heavier-than-air, controlled and powered flight on December 17, 1903. The Wright Brothers were born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and their ground-breaking work was carried out there. Sadly, Wilbur Wright didn’t live to see the impact of his work on the world, as he passed away at the age of 45 on May 30, 1912, reportedly from typhoid. One hundred years later, to commemorate the life and achievements of this visionary inventor, a team of graduate students in the Public History program of Wright State University have compiled an exhibit focusing on Wilbur Wright which will be on display at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton until the end of 2012.
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