1888 – Birth of Thomas Proctor, Irish World War I flying ace.
1918 – British World War I flying aces Arthur Rowe Spurling (pilot) and George Stanley Bell (observer/gunner), flying a D.H.9, shoot down five Fokker D.VII on a single mission.
1943 – The Royal Air Force Bomber Command opens the preliminary phase of the “Battle of Berlin” with a series of three major raids on the German capital.
1953 – First flight of the Short Seamew (shown), a British lightweight anti-submarine platform.
1984 – Death of Gerald Frank Anderson, South African World War I flying ace.
2009 – South East Asian Airlines Flight 014, a Dornier Do-328-100, overruns the runway on landing at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippines, and is substantially damaged, but repairable.