In 1939 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a proclamation designating August 19th, the anniversary of pioneer aviator Orville Wright’s birthday, to be National Aviation Day.
Today, August 19, is National Aviation Day, as well as being Orville Wright’s birthday. He was born in 1871. The Libraries has many titles in its collections centering on Orville and his brother . . . Happy birthday, Orville!