1823 – Death of André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and inventor of the frameless parachute.
1916 – Birth of Kaneyoshi “Kinsuke” Muto, Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II Japanese fighter ace.
1922 – The Hannover H1 Vampyr, claimed to be the model for all modern sailplanes, sets a world record after flying just over an hour.
1965 – First flight of the Kamov Ka-26 (shown), a Soviet light utility helicopter with co-axial rotors.
1989 – A Qantas Boeing 747 flies non-stop from London to Sydney, setting a world record for a four-engine jet, after having flown 10,587.54 miles in 20 hours, 9 minutes, 5 seconds at an average speed of 525.42 mph.
2012 – Suffering engine trouble, an Aviatour Air Piper PA-34-200 Seneca I crashes in the sea off Masbate in the Philippines, killing three of the four people aboard; the lone survivor is injured. Among the dead is Philippine Secretary of the Interior Jesse Robredo.