NAME: Wilbur Wright
BORN: April 16, 1867
hometown...Dayton, Ohio (Montgomery County)
OCCUPATION: aviator, inventor
DIED: May 30, 1912
The Wright Brothers achieved the first successful airplane flight on December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright was the pilot of the historic flight. In 1909, the brothers received a United States Army contract for the world's first military aircraft.