The Wilbur and Orville Wright Timeline, 1846 to 1948

  • 1867 to 1889

    April 16, 1867 Wilbur Wright born to Reverend Milton Wright and Susan Catherine Koerner Wright near Milville, Indiana. He is their third child; his older siblings are Reuchlin (b. 1861) and Lorin (b. 1862).

  • 1890 to 1900

    April 30, 1890 Orville and Wilbur turn West Side News into an evening newspaper, The Evening Item, although publication ceases in August.

  • 1901 to 1910

    June 26, 1901 Octave Chanute meets the Wrights for the first time in Dayton.

  • 1911 to 1929

    March 12, 1911 Wilbur leaves for Europe to testify in a French Wright patent suit in Paris and to train pilots in Germany.

  • 1932 to 1948

    November 19, 1932 Orville attends dedication of Kill Devil Hill National Memorial honoring the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk.