1891 – Birth of Bruno Loerzer, German World War I flying ace and high-ranking officer in World War II.
1918 – Canadian World War I fighter ace George Robert Howsam scores four victories with his Sopwith Camel.
1919 – Death of Carrick Stewart Paul, New Zealand World War I flying ace; he drowns at sea while returning home.
1948 – First flight of the Short Sealand (shown), a British twin-engined commercial amphibian.
1971 – A U.S. Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion lands in Patuxent River, Md., after a flight of 15 hours and 21 minutes from Atsugi, Japan, setting a nonstop distance record for a turboprop-powered aircraft of 7,010 miles.
2013 – Two Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations aircraft carry 77 Russian citizens fleeing the Syrian Civil War from Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon, to Moscow.