O, FOR HISTORY: Birthday of Orville Wright & Katharine Wright

Happy birthday to Orville Wright and his sister, Katharine Wright Haskell.

Orville was born in the front upstairs bedroom of the family home at 7 Hawthorn St., Dayton, OH, on August 19, 1871. Three years later to the day, Orville was led into his parents’ bedroom where he was born and peered into the crib and met his new sister Katharine. It was his third birthday.

52 years later, while Katharine lay on her deathbed, Orville reminded her that the first time he peeked into the crib to see her for the first time, he thought, “I knew I would be in trouble from that day on.“

About Wright Flyer Guy

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