Wright Orville

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Wilbur and Orville Wright


, Orville 1871-1948.
American aviation pioneer who with his brother Wilbur (1867-1912) invented the airplane. On December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they made the first controlled, sustained flights in a powered heavier-than-air vehicle.
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