1895 – Birth of Spencer Bertram Horn, British World War I flying ace.
1917 – William E. Boeing’s Pacific Aero Products Co. is renamed the Boeing Airplane Co.
1944 – First flight of the Ilyushin Il-10 (shown), a Soviet single-engine ground attack aircraft.
1956 – Death of James Floyd Smith, early American aviator, aircraft designer and parachute pioneer.
1988 – The U.S. launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.
2002 – A Rockwell Commander 112, a single-engine light plane registered in Switzerland, hits the Pirelli Tower in Milano; the pilot is killed, as are two people inside the building.