1895 – Birth of Clyde Edward Pangborn, also known as “Upside-Down Pangborn;” he was an American aviator, stunt pilot and the first person to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean along with Hugh Herndon, Jr.
1931 – Royal Air Force Squadron Leader O.R. Gayford and Flight Lt. D.L.G. Bett land their Fairey Long-range Monoplane after a non-stop flight from England to Abu Sueir in Egypt, having flown a distance of 2,857 miles.
1949 – An Air France Lockheed Constellation crashes into São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal, killing all 48 people on board, including boxer Marcel Cerdan and violinist Ginette Neveu.
1952 – First flight of the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior (EA-3B variant shown above), a large American strategic bomber for the U.S. Navy; it becomes known as “The Whale.”
1981 – Death of Walter T. Hinton, American aviator who flew the Curtiss NC flying boat “NC-4” (the first aircraft to make a transatlantic flight).
2006 – Continental Airlines Flight 1883, a Boeing 757-224 with 154 people on board, mistakenly lands on a taxiway instead of a runway at Newark Liberty International Airportin Newark, N.J. It rolls to a stop without incident.