1909 – In opening demonstration flights before the U.S. Army at Fort Myer, Va., Orville Wright makes the first flight with the new Wright A.
1939 – During another Khalkhin Gol dogfight between Soviet and Japanese aircraft, the Soviets claim to have shot down 25 Japanese planes in exchange for the loss of two Soviet aircraft.
1955 – Birth of Charles Joseph Precourt, U.S. Air Force test pilot and NASA astronaut.
1963 – First flight of the Saab 105 (shown), high-wing, twin-engine trainer.
1984 – Death of Henri Fabre, French aviator and the inventor of “Le Canard,” the first seaplane in history.
2011 – KLM becomes the first airline in the world to provide flights using biofuel.