August 19: National Aviation Day

On August 19, 1871, Orville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio. Then, thirty-two years later, on December 17, 1903, he completed the first true human flight, with his brother Wilbur.

Now, we celebrate National Aviation Day or Wright Brothers Day every August 19. Believe it or not, this is one of the few national days we deal with that actually are national. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the day official in 1939.

“I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.”
Psalm 55:6


One response to “August 19: National Aviation Day

  1. If I had the winning number to win big at pch forever sweepstakes I would then be able to fly in a plane for the first time. I would fly to places I never seen and let all my dreams come true .

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