1866 – The Aeronautical Society of Great Britain is founded in London (later to become the Royal Aeronautical Society); it remains in existence.
1912 – First flight of the Curtiss Model F (shown), an American early flying boat.
1913 – Birth of Chitoshi Isozaki, Japanese 2nd Sino-Japanese War and World War II fighter ace.
1953 – The U.S. Navy begins operational flight tests from the first angled-deck aircraft carrier ever built, the USS Antietam (CV-36).
1985 – Death of Karl Deilmann, German World War I flying ace.
1998 – Operation Manu Tama’i takes place when the Chilean air force sends Northrop F-5E Tigers, refueled by a Boeing KB-707, to Rapa Nui (Easter Island).