1888 – Birth of Johann Frint, Austro-Hungarian World War I flying ace.
1935 – First flight of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (A model shown), also known as the Curtiss Hawk Model 75, a single-engined American fighter.
1937 – German Zeppelin LZ-129, the Hindenburg, catches fire and explodes while attempting to dock at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, N.J.
1945 – A Consolidated B-24 Liberator of the Royal Air Force sinks that service’s last German submarine, U-3523, with depth charges near Norway.
1995 – Death of Adriano “Arrighi” Mantelli, Italian fighter ace of the Spanish War, record-setting glider pilot and aircraft designer.
2006 – A Westland Lynx AH.7 of the Royal Navy is shot down over Basra, Iraq, killing five crewmen and crashing into a house; it is the first British helicopter and second British aircraft downed due to enemy fire in the Iraqi war.