1941 – The first Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses fly into combat, serving with the \ Royal Air Force on a daylight bombing raid from 30,000 feet against Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
1950 – Douglas AD Skyraiders and Vought F4U Corsairs from the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) strike targets near Pyongyang, Korea, then completely destroy an oil refinery at Wonsan; HMS Triumph planes provide a combat air patrol and antisubmarine patrols for Task Force 77 during the strikes.
1958 – Death of Henri Farman, French pilot, aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer with his brother Maurice Farman.
1966 – Birth of Alberto Nassetti, Italian aviator; he became the first pilot to re-enter service after having a surgical operation to the brain, after the crash of an Airbus A330 he was testing.
1984 – Beverly Lynn Burns (shown), the first female Boeing 747 captain, makes her maiden voyage in that position, commanding People Express N604PE from Newark International Airport to Los Angeles, Calif.
2010 – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner makes its first international appearance at the Farnborough Airshow in England.