1912 – Henry Harley “Hap” Arnold sets an altitude record of 4,764 feet.
1927 – First flight of the Morane-Saulnier MoS-121, a French single-seat monoplane fighter prototype.
1934 – The Wright Bellanca WB-2 “Maple Leaf,” formerly the record-setting “Columbia,” is destroyed in a hangar fire at the Bellanca factory in Newcastle, Del.
1951 – Death of Ambroise Goupy, French engineer and aircraft designer.
1990 – Birth of Carlo Schmid (shown), Swiss pilot and the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in 2012.
1990 – Avianca Flight 52, a Boeing 707, runs out of fuel and crashes while attempting to land at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Of the 158 people on board, 85 survive.