Today is Wright Brothers Day, which honors the Wright Brothers’ first accomplished flight that took place on December 17, 1903. The Wright Brothers built and used a heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled aircraft with controls, which made fixed-wing flight possible. The aircraft stayed in flight for 12 seconds and reached 120 feet.
Pan American Aviation Day is also observed on this date, intended to celebrate and stimulate further development of more rapid communications and cultural developments between countries in the western hemisphere.
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