1894 – Birth of Harry George Ernest Luchford, British World War I fighter ace.
1939 – Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfires of No. 602 and No. 603 Squadrons bring down a Heinkel He-111 near Haddington in Lothian. This is the first enemy aircraft to be brought down on mainland Britain during World War II.
1949 – First flight of the Martin XB-51 (shown), American “tri-jet” ground attack prototype.
1949 – An Air France Lockheed Constellation, en route from Paris-Orly to New York, strikes Redondo Mountain on approach at Santa Maria, Azores, killing all aboard including French boxer Marcel Cerdan.
1971 – Death of Jesús Antonio Villamor, Filipino World War II fighter pilot and intelligence officer.
1998 – An Air China jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.