Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Wright Brothers Day!

Title 36, section 143(b) of the United States Code states,

Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, that were made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

UPDATE: Subsection (c) of the aforementioned statute requests that the President issue a proclamation of Wright Brothers Day each year, and President Obama has complied.