December 17: The Wright Brothers Take Flight!
DECEMBER 17, 1903 — THE AGE OF MANNED FLIGHT BEGINS!
The Wright Brothers make their first manned flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, flying 120 feet in twelve seconds. Also on December 17, Henry VIII is excommunicated, the Project Blue Book UFO study is closed, and The Simpsons premiers.
December 17 is the birthday of Pope Francis and Cal Ripkin Sr.; it’s the day Simon Bolivar and Dana Andrews died. Sometimes December 17 is part of Hanukkah, but it’s always National Maple Syrup Day.
December birthstones vary by tradition, but include turquoise and lapiz lazuli; birth flowers are narcissus and holly. Either way, the zodiac sign for December 17 is Sagittarius.
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