1784 – The son of a Scottish minister, James Tytler, makes the first manned balloon hop in England when his hot-air device makes a brief uncontrolled ascent with Tytler in the basket to an altitude of a few hundred feet.
1913 – Birth of Yoshio Fukui, Sino-Japanese War and World War II Japanese flying ace.
1944 – Death of Carlo Faggioni, Italy’s most decorated World War II bomber pilot.
1947 – The first Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak (shown), flown by Major Marion E. Carl of the U.S. Marine Corps, sets a world speed record of 650.797 mph at Muroc Army Air Field, Calif.
1979 – First flight of the Westland 30, a British medium helicopter based on the Westland Lynx.
2012 – A Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Bell 214 crashes in the Western Iran; all three crew, as well as a soldier on board, perish.