Dayton marks 100 year anniversary of Wright death Friday May 30, 2012

Wilbur Wright

Bells will toll and a moment of silence will be held across the Dayton area on Friday in honor of the 100th anniversary of the death of Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912)……..

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Film was taken in Italy on April 24, 1907. It is the first time a motion picture was ever shot from a plane in flight. The footage shows what it was like to fly on one of the early Wright craft, with Wilbur at the helm. The clip opens with the launching, then the plane climbs, levels off, and passes over the flight grounds.

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