1911 – Frenchman Henri Jullerot demonstrates the Bristol Boxkite, a pusher biplane based on the successful Farman III, in Calcutta before a crowd of 100,000.
1942 – Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
1944 – First flight of the McDonnell XP-67 Bat (shown), a twin-engine bomber destroyer.
1963 – Birth of Philippe Perrin, French Air Force pilot, test pilot and former CNES and European Space Agency astronaut.
1985 – Death of Vladimir Konstantinovich Kokkinaki, Soviet Union test pilot; he held 22 world records and was a former president of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.
2008 – Two U.S. Navy fighters, a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet and a Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, collide in mid-air over the North Persian Gulf during routine ops from the USS Harry S Truman. One pilot ejects and is recovered.