Monthly Archives: February 2013

Explore Dunbar

Have you taken the time to explore Dunbar recently? No, we’re not talking about Wright State’s Dunbar Library—although we’d encourage that also—but its namesake: Paul Laurence Dunbar, a Dayton native and one of the first nationally recognized African American poets.  You … Continue reading

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Paul Laurence Dunbar House

Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the most noteworthy African-American poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also was born and died in Dayton, Ohio, although he lived several other places in between. You can still visit … Continue reading

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Feb. 12-13, 1903: Wright Brothers tested 1903 motor

On this day 110 years ago — February 12-13, 1903 — Wilbur and Orville Wright, along with their mechanic Charles Taylor, completed and began testing the 1903 motor. The motor’s body and frame cracked during the tests, and it was determined … Continue reading

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