The Wright brothers: Their names are synonymous with flight. After years of patient experimentation, they brought the world into the age of airplanes. Wilbur was born on April 16, 1867, and died in 1912 at just 45 years old. He died far too soon, but lived long enough to see the beginnings of what his and his brother’s success at Kitty Hawk would mean to the world. We remember Wilbur with thanks on the 150th anniversary of his birth.