30 January 1948

Orville Wright (1871–1948)
Orville Wright (1871–1948) (U.S. Air Force photograph)

30 January 1948: Orville Wright, inventor of the airplane, died at Dayton, Ohio after suffering a heart attack. He was 76 years old.

This photograph is dated 20 December 1943.

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Bryan R. Swopes grew up in Southern California in the 1950s–60s, near the center of America's aerospace industry. He has had a life-long interest in aviation and space flight. Bryan is a retired commercial helicopter pilot and flight instructor.

2 thoughts on “30 January 1948

  1. Bryan, I always start my day with a cup of Java (wake-up) and reading your page (engage brain). Wouldn’t it be more apropos to list Orv as co-inventor of the airplane? Love your page.

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