Wright Brothers Day

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Wright Brothers Day in USA in 2020

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Dates of Wright Brothers Day
2022 USA Saturday, December 17thWright Brothers Day
2021 USA Friday, December 17thWright Brothers Day
2020 USA Thursday, December 17thWright Brothers Day
2019 USA Tuesday, December 17thWright Brothers Day
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Today is Wright Brothers Day, commemorating Wilbur and Orvilles first successful flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on December 17th 1903. This day has been celebrated since 1963.

On December 17th 1903, the Wright Flyer flew for 12 seconds for 120 feet. They made a total of four flights that day, then a strong gust of wind flipped the plane and wrecked it. But no one was hurt. That plane never flew again, but history was made.

On September 24th 1959, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared December 17th to be Wright Brothers Day.

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