Dayton History

Around the Miami Valley
12:40 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: July 27 - August 2, 2012

Attendees at Garden Station's Sunday Market

Celebrate the kick-off of the London 2012 Olympic Games with the best opening ceremonies party in Dayton! It’s sure to be a “gold medal” night, full of English pub food, drinks, British music, prizes and fun, as you watch the opening of the Summer Games unfold. Who knows, the Queen herself might even make an appearance! This is at the DAI, tonight….7-11pm.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Bleriot's Flight Across the English Channel

A photo of the actual flight, Louis Bleriot crossing the English Channel.
from the Special Collections and Archives at the Wright State University Libraries

On this day in 1909, a man named Louis Bleriot, a French engineer, was the first to fly across the English Channel, 21 miles from Calais in France to Dover, England.  Dayton photographer Dan Patterson is an aviation historian, and he's traveled the world to photograph significant aviation history sites.  A few years ago he went to see the places where Bleriot took off and landed.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:40 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: July 6 - 12, 2012

NCR Cash Register
courtesy of Dayton History

Hi Niki……….some say it’s not the heat….it’s the humidity…..and we have both of them right here in Dayton!

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Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: June 1 - 7, 2012

The Dayton Gay Men's Chorus performing in 2009

Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Greater Downtown Dayton Plan is today, 3:30-5:00pm, Engineers Club. Come see what's happening in downtown Dayton. Downtown enthusiasts and Plan supporters will deliver rapid visual presentations showcasing all the positive news and momentum in our center city.

And then from 5-10pm is downtown Dayton’s First Friday.

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Commentary
11:54 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Wilbur Wright, A Life of Consequence

Wilbur Wright
courtesy of Dan Patterson

One hundred years ago, at the end of May 1912, Wilbur Wright passed away. A local group of aviators and historians thought that instead of recalling his death, it would be a good idea to celebrate his life. To take a look at this enigmatic man and go beyond the stern image of Wilbur Wright’s portrays its made a century ago.

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