1897 – Birth of Elsa Andersson, Sweden’s first female aviator and stunt parachutist.
1910 – Frenchman Louis Paulhan takes off his Farman III in the London to Manchester air race, marking the first long-distance aeroplane race in England, the first take-off of a heavier-than-air machine at night, and the first powered flight into Manchester from outside the city.
1931 – Death of Frederick Ernest Luff, American World War I flying ace.
1934 – First flight of the Bücker Bü 131 “Jungmann” (shown) a basic trainer used by the Luftwaffe during World War II.
1982 – CAAC Flight 3303, a Hawker Siddeley Trident, crashes into a mountain while on approach during heavy rain to Guilin Qi Feng Ling airport near Yangshuo, China; all 112 perish.