1898 – Birth of Orlando Clive “Bridget” Bridgeman, British World War I flying ace.
1905 – The Aero Club of America is established in New York City.
1938 – A Lufthansa Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor makes the airline’s first flight to Japan, flying non-stop from Berlin to Tokyo via Basra, Karachi, and Hanoi. The 8,841-mile flight breaks the distance record and takes 46 hours, 18 minutes.
1943 – Vega Airplane Co. is absorbed into Lockheed Aircraft Corp.
1962 – First vertical tethered flight of the Lockheed XV-4 Hummingbird (shown), an American V/STOL jet prototype.
2010 – Death of Vittorio Sanseverino, Italian World War II pilot; he also had test flown many aircraft built by FIAT for the postwar Italian Air Force.