Why Is National Aviation Day Celebrated?
National Aviation Day is celebrated on the 19th of August every year in the whole United States of America to promote and gain people’s interest in aviation.
The celebration of the day was first declared in 1939, on the 19th of August by the United States 32rd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Actually, the 19th of August is the birthday of the United States’ great inventor Orville Wright.
Of course, we all people know that Orville Wright and his brother Wilbur Wright invented the world’s first motor-operated airplane in 1903.
This was a revolutionary technology that later entirely changed the world.
Orville Wright was still alive in 1939 when Franklin D Roosevelt declared National Aviation Day in his respect.
A Brief Introduction To Orville Wright & Wilbur Wright
Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright were two brothers best known together as the Wright brothers and the Bishop’s boys.
They invented and successfully flawed the world’s first motor-operated airplane on December 17th, 1903.
They named their first project Wright Flyer. It was the first controlled and sustained flight by mankind.
Wright brothers tested the project at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina. Present day, Kitty Hawk is known as Kill Devil Hills.
In the upcoming years, the invention literally revolutionized the world’s transportation system.
Orville Wright was born in 1871 on the 19th of August, in a place called Dayton, Ohio. He was four years younger than Wilbur Wright.
Wilbur Wright was born in 1867 on the 16th of April, at a place called Millville, Indiana.
Wright brothers’ parents were Milton Wright (father) and Susan Catherine Koerner Wright (mother).