Thursday, December 17, 1970

Designating the 17th day of December of each year as "Wright Brothers Day". - H.J. Res. 335 - Public Law 88-209 - 77 Stat. 402

Public Law 88-209
88th Congress

Joint Resolution

Designating the 17th day of December of each year as "Wright Brothers Day".

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 17th day of December of each year is hereby designated as "Wright Brothers Day", in commemoration of the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, which were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The President is authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Approved December 17, 1963.