What You Didn’t Know About The Wright Brothers
By | April 29, 2019
You’ve heard the history lessons that tell us that, in 1903, brothers Wilber and Orville Wright became the first humans to fly when they lifted off from a sand dune in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in a plane they built in their Ohio bicycle shop. It is a neat and tidy historical tidbit, but there is more to the story. Here is what you didn’t know about the Wright Brothers and their history-making flight.
There Were More Wright Brothers
When the history books talk about the Wright Brothers, it leads us to assume that Wilber and Orville were the only two children their parents had. In truth, their parents, Milton Wright and Susan Catherine Koerner Wright had seven children, most of them boys. Reuchlin and Lorin were the oldest, followed by Wilber. Then came twins, Otis and Ida, who sadly died in infancy. Orville was next, and then Katharine, the only surviving Wright daughter.