1889 – Birth of Harry George Hawker MBE, AFC, Australian aviation pioneer and co-founder of Hawker Aircraft.
1931 – First flight of the Bristol Type 118, a British general-purpose military aircraft, a two-seat biplane prototype for overseas markets.
1943 – Death of Edmond Eugene Henri Caillaux, French World War I flying ace.
1952 – The de Havilland Comet 1 (1A shown) becomes the first turbojet-powered civil airliner to be awarded a certificate of airworthiness.
1969 – The U. S. 9th Marine Regiment begins Operation Dewey Canyon – an operation dependent completely on helicopters – in South Vietnam’s Da Krong Valley. It will conclude on March 19, rated as the 9th Marines’ most successful operation of the Vietnam War.
2010 – A Myanmar Air Force Chengdu F-7 fighter crashed while attempting to land at Yangon airport, killing its pilot.