1836 – Birth of Almerico da Schio, Italian aviation pioneer.
1924 – The dirigible LZ 126 is commissioned into the U. S. Navy as USS Los Angeles (ZR-3) at Naval Air Station Anacostia in Washington, D. C.
1930 – A flight of Fairey IIIDs of the Royal Air Force No. 47 Squadron return to Khartoum, Sudan, after a nearly one-month flight over West Africa.
1940 – First flight of the Martin B-26 Marauder (B model shown), an American twin-engine medium bomber.
1985 – An Aeroflot Antonov AN-12, a cargo airplane enroute from Cuito Cuanavale to Luanda, is shot down by a surface-to-air missile of the South African Special Forces, crashing 27 miles east of Menongue, Angola. All 21 aboard perish.
2004 – Death of Dumitru Chera, Romanian World War II flying ace and airliner pilot.