Wright Brothers Day

Celebrated every year on December 17.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared December 17 to be Wright Brothers Day in 1959 to commemorate the first successful flights in a “heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled” airplane, made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903.

“I confess that in 1901, I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for 50 years.”
— Wilbur Wright