1912 – Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold sets an altiture record of 6,540 feet.
1914 – Birth of Herbert Ihlefeld, German fighter ace of Spanish War and World War II.
1948 – First flight of the Cessna 170 (shown), an American light single-engine aircraft.
1960 – Trans-Canada Air Lines begins transatlantic service with flights between Montreal and London.
1989 – Death of Robert Leslie Chidlaw-Roberts, British World War I flying ace.
1999 – American Airlines Flight 1420, a McDonnell Douglas MD-82, slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas, Texas.