1893 – Birth of Fred Everest Banbury, Canadian World War I flying ace.
1931 – Herbert John Louis “Bert” Hinkler takes off in a de Havilland Puss Moth from Canada for a solo flight to London, via Central America and the South Atlantic. He will become only the second person to cross the Atlantic solo, after Charles Lindbergh.
1944 – First flight of the Bristol Buckmaster (shown), an advanced British twin-engine trainer.
1954 – Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr., World War II and Korean War fighter ace, becomes the first African-American general in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army.
1957 – Death of Giovanni Battista Caproni, Italian aeronautical engineer and aircraft designer who founded the Caproni aircraft manufacturing company.
1993 – Widerøe Flight 744, a de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, crashes in Overhalla, Norway, on approach to Namsos Airport, killing both pilots and four passengers.