1897 – Birth of Thomas Charles Richmond Baker, Australian Word War I flying ace.
1916 – Eight German Zeppelins raid the east coast of England, causing 39 casualties.
1925 – First flight of the Douglas C-1 (shown), American transport biplane.
1926 – Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett make the first flight over the North Pole.
1970 – Death of Arturo Merino Benítez, Chilean aviator; he founded both the Chilean Air Force and LAN Chile, the national airline.
1998 – The 100th and final Rockwell B-1B Lancer was delivered to the U.S. Air Force.