1915 – Birth of Yoshimi Minami, Japanese World War II fighter ace.
1916 – Flight Sub Lt. Arthur Ince, a Royal Flying Corps observer, shoots down a Geman seaplane off the coast of Belgium; it becomes the first Canadian aerial victory. Ince is awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
1952 – A Royal Air Force Boeing B-29 Superfortress flies into ground near RAF Marham while attempting a radio compass landing in bad weather. Both pilots, the navigator-plotter and the radio operator are killed; the flight engineer and one of the air gunners suffer serious injuries.
1966 – Death of Patrick Gordon “Bill” Taylor, Australian World War I flying ace, author, airliner and raid pilot.
1984 – First flight of the Grumman X-29 (shown), an American experimental aircraft with a forward-swept wing, canard control surfaces, and other novel aircraft technologies.
2006 – A Boeing B-52 Superfortress takes off from Edwards Air Force Base with synthetic fuel powering all eight engines; it is the first time a USAF aircraft is entirely powered by using alternative fuel.