1897 – Birth of Earl McNabb “Handie” Hand, Canadian World War I flying ace and first president of the Toronto Flying Club.
1919 – The first flight from a U.S. Navy battleship takes place when Commander Edward Orrick McDonnell flies a Sopwith Camel off an overhauled gun turret on the USS Texas.
1946 – An Australian National Airways Douglas DC-3 crashes into the sea with both engines operating just minutes after takeoff from Hobart, Australia, killing all 25.
1968 – Death of Ernest Tips, Belgian small aircraft designer.
1977 – During a flight with NASA’s Kuiper Airborne Observatory (a modified Lockheed C-141A Starlifter), the rings of Uranus are discovered by James L. Elliot, Edward W. Dunham, and Douglas J. Mink.
2010 – First flight of the KAI Surion (shown), a Korean twin-engine utility helicopter.