1889 – Birth of Harry George Hawker (shown), Australian aviation pioneer and co-founder of Hawker Aircraft.
1918 – Canadian World War I fighter ace George Robert Howsam scores four victories with his Sopwith Camel.
1931 – First flight of the Bristol Type 118, a British two-seat biplane prototype for overseas markets.
1933 – Jean Mermoz lands his Couzinet 70 “Arc an Ciel” in Buenos Aires after a South Atlantic crossing from Paris-Le Bourget.
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; the flight sets a nonstop distance record for a turboprop-powered aircraft of 7,010 miles.
2008 – A Pakistan Air Force Cessna T-37 jet trainer crashes during the first solo flight of Pilot Officer Raja Jahanzeb; declining ejection orders, he chose to put the plane on a campus road of GIK Institute to avoid faculty buildings. The crash kills the pilot and a gardener; Jahanzeb was posthumously awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat (Medal of Good Conduct).