1895 – Birth of James “Robbo” Milne Robb, a Scottish World War I flying ace and a high-ranking Royal Air Force officer.
1941 – First flight of the Tupolev Tu-2,, a Soviet twin-engine bomber.
1944 – More than 70 German fighter-bombers attack Allied ships off Anzio with guided bombs, sinking the British light cruiser HMS Spartan and a Liberty ship as well as badly damaging a salvage tug.
1979 – Death of John Elmer “Jack” Drummond, Canadian World War I flying ace.
1991 – McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagles of the U.S. Air Force’s 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing shoot down two Iraqi Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23s using AIM-7 Sparrow missiles.
2010 – First flight of the Sukhoi PAK FA (shown), a Russian stealth fighter prototype.