1888 – Birth of Jens Tryggve Herman Gran, Norwegian aviator, explorer and author; he was the first pilot to cross the North Sea.
1934 – First flight of the Boeing YP-29A (shown), a U.S. fighter prototype.
1940 – The Brazilian Air Force, originally founded in 1908 as the Brazilian Army Balloon Corp, adopts its current title, Fôrça Aeréa Brasileira.
1971 – The McDonnell Douglas RF-4E Phantom II enters service with the Luftwaffe.
1988 – Death of Robert Miles Todd, American World War I flying ace.
2011 – A Ecuadorian Air Force de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter crashes near Tena, Ecuador, killing all six on board