1933 DECEMBER 11. Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson, of Texas, proclaims December 17 as National Aviation Day in Texas in honor of the Wright brothers.
1943 OCTOBER 5. Gov. J. Melville Broughton, of North Carolina, proclaims December 17 as Kitty Hawk Day and as a day of tribute to the Wright brothers.
1953 DECEMBER 14–17. Nationwide celebration of 50th anniversary concludes with a four-day observance at Kill Devil Hill, sponsored by the Kill Devil Hills Memorial Society, the National Park Service, Air Force Association, and the North Carolina 50th Anniversary Commission.
1959 AUGUST 31. Representative Joseph W. Martin, Jr., of Massachusetts, introduces H.J. Res. 513, designating December 17, 1959, as “Wright Brothers Day.” Resolution passes House September 3 and Senate September 9.
SEPTEMBER 21. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaims December 17, 1959, as “Wright Brothers Day.”
1963 DECEMBER 17. House Joint Resolution 335, passed by House on October 7 and by the Senate on December 6, approved and proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, designating the 17th day of December of each year as “Wright Brothers Day.”
1967 DECEMBER 6. President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims December 17, 1967, as Wright Brothers Day.
1968 DECEMBER 16. President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims December 17, 1968, as Wright Brothers Day.
1969 DECEMBER 11. President Richard M. Nixon proclaims December 17, 1969, as Wright Brothers Day.
1970 DECEMBER 10. President Richard M. Nixon proclaims December 17, 1970, as Wright Brothers Day.