1898 – Birth of René Leduc, French engineer and aircraft designer who becomes acclaimed for his work on ramjets.
1917 – Lt. Col. William “Billy” Mitchell becomes the first U. S. Army officer to fly over German lines.
1946 – First flight of the Yakovlev Yak-15 (shown), a first-generation Soviet turbojet fighter.
1984 – Death of Philip Fletcher Fullard, British World War I fighter ace who served until the end of World War II.
1992 – A Lockheed C-130H Hercules of the U.S. Air Force, carrying out an anti-narcotics mission over Peru, is attacked by Peruvian Air Force Sukhoi Su-22s.
2002 – A Belgian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16B Fighting Falcon collides with an Ikarus PH-3G8 in Sellingen. The pilots of the F-16 and the Ikarus are killed; while the F-16 backseater ejects and survives.