Jeremiah “Digby” Wright

“This thing will never get off the ground.  What a waste of time.”

-Jeremiah “Digby” Wright, Orville and Wilbur’s pessimistic younger brother.  Kitty Hawk, Dec 17, 1903; (A month later, out of jealousy over his brothers’ success, Digby tried to create a plane of his own. The subsequent crash resulted in the phrase “taking a Digger”, which is still used today when someone takes a hard fall.)

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