1871 – Birth of Carlo Maria Piazza, Italian early aviator.
1912 – A Wright B Flyer, designated S.C. No. 7, is used to make the first flight of an American military airplane outside the continental U.S. when it is flown in the Philippines.
1918 – Germany launches Operation Michael; in the initial attack against the British front west of St. Quentin, the German Army Air Service sends 1,680 aircraft into battle.
1935 – First flight of the Loire 210, a French single-seat, catapult-launched fighter seaplane.
1943 – Death of Cornelia Clark Fort (shown), American aviator in the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS); she dies in a Vultee BT-13 Valiant during a mid-air collision, becoming the first female pilot in American history to die on active duty.
1996 – Tupolev and NASA begin joint research into civil supersonic transports using a refurbished Tupolev Tu-144.