On This Day in Aviation History

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1898 – Birth of Maryse Bastié, French aviatrix; born Marie-Louise Bombec, she later set several international records for female aviators and flew in the French Air Force.

1906 – Death of Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer, physicist and pioneer of aviation.

1917 – The first military flights in Canada began when the Royal Flying Corps Canada began training with three Curtiss JN-4 aircraft at Long Beach Aerodrome near Toronto.

1942 – First flight of the Blackburn Firebrand (Mk.IV model shown).

1970 – Hawker Siddeley begins buying back surplus Hawker Hunters from the Royal Air Force to remanufacture for new customers.

1980 – A China Air Lines Boeing 707 originating from Taipei crash landed in Manila, Philippines, and is destroyed by fire; all 124 passengers and 11 crew members survive.

 

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