Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday declared December 17 as ‘Wright Brothers Day’ to mark the 114th anniversary of the first airplane flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright.

It was on December 17, 1903, that a handcrafted biplane lifted off the soft sand of a windswept beach in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, ushering in the age of aviation.

“The flight lasted a mere 12 seconds, and covered only 120 feet, but it changed the course of history,” Mr. Trump said in his proclamation.

“On Wright Brothers Day, we honour the two American pioneers from Dayton, Ohio, who first achieved powered flight, one of the most remarkable triumphs of the 20th century,” he said.

First flight, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

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