1895 – Birth of Maurice Albert Rousselle, French World War I flying ace.
1917 – Italian World War I flying ace Giorgio Pessi scores four victories on that day with his SPAD VII (one unconfirmed).
1936 – The German Luftwaffe’s Condor Legion, a force of about 100 aircraft, departs Germany for Seville, Spain, to support Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War.
1957 – First flight of the Fairey Rotodyne (shown), a British compound gyroplane intended for commercial and military applications.
1976 – Death of Hans Waldhausen, German World War I flying ace.
2006 – A Boeing AH-64D Apache from the U.S. Army’s A Company, 1–82nd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB) attached to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, crashes north of Baghdad, killing the two crew.