Wright, Orville. Aeronaut. Born at Dayton, OH, August 19, 1871. Educated at public schools. Since 1903 devoted his attention mainly to a flying machine. His first successful flight was made at Kitty Hawk, NC, in 1903. Successful long distance test near Dayton, OH, 1905. Afterward, made many flights in United States and abroad, and was awarded many medals. Employed by the United States government in perfecting the machine and instructing army officers in its construction and operation.