1914 – Death of Gustav Hamel, pioneer British aviator, over the English Channel while returning from Paris in a new 80-hp Morane-Saulnier monoplane.
1916 – Birth of Tiberiu Vinca, Romanian World War II flying ace.
1938 – First flight of the Fiat CR.42 (shown), Italian single-seat sesquiplane fighter.
1958 – Flying a Douglas F4D-1 Skyray, U.S. Marine Corps Major Edward N. LeFaivre breaks five world climb-to-height records, including 49,221 feet in under 3 minutes.
1988 – “Shamu One,” a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300 painted like and named after a SeaWorld killer whale, begins flying for the airline.
2012 – A Pakistan Army School of Aviation Schweizer 300C crashes into the Chenab River; two aboard are killed.