1893 – Birth of Paul Strähle, German World War I fighter ace who ran Luftverkehr Strähle,a pioneering air mail service, and later served during World War II.
1917 – A Royal Naval Air Service Curtiss H-12 Large America flying boat bombs and sinks the German submarine U-36 in the North Sea; U-36 becomes the only German submarine sunk by an aircraft during World War I.
1932 – Amelia Earhart, flying a Lockheed Vega, becomes the first woman to make a solo flight across the North Atlantic, flying from Harbour Grace in Newfoundland to Derry in Northern Ireland in less than 15 hours.
1937 – First flight of the de Havilland Albatross (shown), a four-engine British transport.
1959 – A U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-130A Hercules overshoots the runway at Ashiya AB, Japan, and crashes into Air Force barracks; nine perish.
1984 – Death of Meredith Thomas, British World War I flying ace and World War II Royal Air Force senior commander.