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National Aviation Day

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National Aviation Day
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt established this day to recognize the development of aviation. This day is held every year on August 19 which is the birthday of Orville Wright, who worked with his brother Wilbur to invent the world's first successful airplane. Nobody knows why Roosevelt picked the bithgday of Orville over Wilbur. At any rate, today we appreciate the work of all aviators over the years who have worked to develop fast, safe air travel for all.

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