Wright Brothers Day

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Wright Brothers Day
United States
Wright Brothers Day

December 17 is observed as Wright Brothers Day in the United States each year. This day pays tribute to the first successful flights of a mechanically propelled airplane that was heavier-than-air. Orville and Wilbur Wright, commonly known as the Wright brothers, accomplished this feat in 1903 near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. An annual proclamation encourages Americans to celebrate the day through various ceremonies and activities.