1897 – Birth of Cyril William Gladman, British World War I flying ace.
1912 – Denys Corbett Wilson makes a 100-minute flight from Goodwick, England, to Enniscorthy, Ireland.
1939 – First flight of the Lockheed Vega Starliner, a low-wing light plane with retractable landing gear and a pair of inline engines turning a single propeller.
1948 – The North American B-45 Tornado (shown) begins service with the U.S. Air Force, becoming that service’s first operational jet bomber and the first jet aircraft to be refueled in the air.
1982 – Death of Ernest Charles Hoy, Canadian World War I flying ace and airmail flight pioneer.
2005 – A a Boeing-Stearman PT-17 makes its first post-restoration flight in Reykjavik, Iceland; it was one of the three PT-17s brought by the USS Wasp in 1941 for use as trainers and squadron hacks.