4 Cool Facts about the Aviation Day
This year the Aviation Day is observed on the 19th of August, 2016. In honor of this holiday we’ve prepared a list of useful, cool facts about it! Let’s dive right in:
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was a big fan of aviation himself, established this holiday in 1939. A special presidential proclamation made this a federal-level holiday observable in all fifty states.
- August 19 is not a random date. It marks the birthday of famous inventor Orville Wright. As is widely known, Orville and his brother Wilbur invented and flew the very first planes.
- The presidential proclamation needs to be reinforced each year for the holiday to go on. It also encourages people to take an interest in the history and modern development of aviation on this day,
- Many federal buildings fly the US flag on this day, and aviation shows have great performances prepared. Many museums that have to do with planes provide free admission and tours in honor of this day.
While not the most popular holiday, Aviation Day can surprise you with many fun activities, especially if you are an enthusiast.