1891 – Birth of Julius Fichter, German World War I flying ace.
1930 – Roy W. Ammel takes off in the Lockeed Explorer “Blue Flash” for the first non-stop flight from New York to Panama.
1946 – First flight of the Lockheed R6V Constitution (shown), an American large, propeller-driven, double-decker transport aircraft developed for the U.S. Navy and Pan American Airways.
1979 – Death of Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden, American aviation pioneer, record-holder and first woman to win the Bendix Trophy.
1980 – Dan-Air registers the last commercial flight by a de Havilland Comet. The plane takes enthusiasts on a round-trip flight from London.
1999 – TAESA Flight 725, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, crashes near Uruapan, Mexico, killing all 18 on board.