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More Interesting Dayton Facts

  • Susan Koerner Wright, mother of Wilbur and Orville, enjoyed making things for and with her children. Reportedly, her husband Milton could not hammer a nail straight, and she was the handy person in the family.
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The Wright Flyer was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft -- it flew in Kill Devil Hills on the coast of what US state in 1903?

North Carolina

:) Correct! The Wright brothers flew the Wright Flyer four times on December 17, 1903.


Try again. The Wright Brothers were from Ohio, but their flight experiments took place in North Carolina. 10 more words


A Reputation in Jeopardy

It was a question that any Daytonian would recognize. 147 more words

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Perseverance is a necessary precursor to anything great…

Here is a historical example of people to be grateful for their ability to dream big and persevere…Orville and Wilbur Wright, the creators of the first airplane. 197 more words

True Story

Great Australians — Lawrence Hargrave

We Australians excel at remembering and celebrating our sporting heroes, from cricketers to particularly successful race horses, but are not so good at celebrating the great people who helped build our civilization, particularly when those builders are Australian. 1,399 more words


Some Secrets Aren’t Meant To Be Kept: The Wright Secret Blog Tour and Review


A new brother’s-best-friend stand alone romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I was just his best friend’s little sister.

But he was always more than that to me. 993 more words


Are new inventions born Athena-style?

In the Greek mythology, Athena sprung out of Zeus’s head fully armed. To many, this is how new inventions come to light as well. From a fully-formed idea in a genius inventor’s mind, a successful new product is created. 444 more words