Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress
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.