1895 – Birth of Roscoe Turner (shown), American aviator and 3-time winner of the Thompson Trophy, one of the National Air Races of the heyday of airplane racing in the 1930s.
1927 – Death of Georg Wulf, German aviation pioneer, test pilot and aircraft designer; also co-founder of Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG; Wulf is killed in the crash of the Fw 19 Ente during a demonstration of single-engine flight.
1934 – An Airspeed Courier of London, Scottish & Provincial Airways crashes at Tiverton Bottom, Shoreham, Kent; all four aboard perish. An eyewitness states he thought the pilot may have stalled trying to avoid high-tension power lines.
1954 – First flight of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo, American supersonic military jet fighter.
1988 – NASA launches STS-26, the return-to-flight mission with Space Shuttle Discovery, the first shuttle flight after the Challenger disaster of 1986.
2012 – Swiss pilot Carlo Schmid, age 22 years, lands his Cessna 310 in Dubendorf, Switzerland, setting a youngest solo round-the-world flight after a 80-day journey that culminates in 110 hours aloft.