On This Day in Aviation History NOVEMBER 10th

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1875 - Birth of Frederick J. Wiseman, American racing driver and aviation pioneer who made the 1st air mail flight sanctioned by the US post office.

1883 - Birth of Henry W. Walden, early american aviator and aircraft designer, credited of the 1st American monoplane to fly. -

1888 - Birth of Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev, pioneering Soviet aircraft designer.

1888 - Birth of Walter T. Hinton, American aviator (pilot of the Curtiss NC flying boat "NC-4", 1st aircraft to make a transatlantic flight) and raid pilot. -

1891 - Birth of Edward Dawson "Spider" Atkinson, Irish WWI flying ace -

1892 - Birth of Walter Höhndorf, German test pilot, aircraft deigner and WWI flying ace. -

1895 - Birth of John Knudsen "Jack" Northrop, American aircraft industrialist and designer, who founded the Northrop Corporation.

1896 - Birth of Leonard Henry 'Tich' Rochford, British WWI flying ace. -

1896 - Birth of Robert Charles Lyon Holme, British WWI flying ace -

1907 - Henri Farman makes the 1st flight in Europe of over one minute in his Voisin-Farman I biplane in France.

1915 - German Navy Schutte-Lanz airship SL6 (D1) explodes in the air, killing all of its crew.

1915 - Theodore C. Macaulay of Toronto, is the 1st to pilot a twin-engined flying boat in Canada.

1919 - 1st fligth of The Bleriot-SPAD S.27, small French airliner, an adaptation of the S.20 fighter into a small airliner. -

1930 - Roy W. Ammel lands his lockeed explorer 'Blue Flash' completing the 1st non-stop flight from New York to Panama (2,700 miles) in 24 hours, 35 minutes.

1931 - 1st flight of the SPAD S-91/6, French biplane fighter aircraft prototype (the S 91/4 modified)

1933 - Birth of Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr., US Navy pilot and NASA astronaut and one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon.

1937 - 1st flight of the Levasseur PL 107, French carrier-based 3 seat torpedo bomber biplane prototype.

1940 - 1st landplanes to be ferried across the Atlantic by air, are 7 Lockheed Hudsons, flown from Gander in Newfoundland, Canada to Aldergrove in Northern Ireland by aircrew of the Atlantic Ferry Organisation (ATFERO).

1945 - 1st flight of The Yakovlev Yak-11 "Moose", Soviet trainer aircraft based on the radial-powered Yak-3U.

1949 - 1st flight of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw, (also known S-55), American multi-purpose helicopter.

1951 - 1st flight of the Cantinieau C.100, French experimental signle seat helicopter. -

1968 - Launch of Zond 6, formal member of the Soviet Zond program and unmanned version of Soyuz 7K-L1 manned moon-flyby spacecraft,

1968 - Death of Juan Pablo Aldasoro (brother of Eduardo Aldasoro Suárez), Mexican aviation pioneer and aircraft designer. -

1970 – Soviet Lunar probe Lunokhod 1 is launched by Luna 17 from a parent satellite (68-101B) in Earth parking orbit, 1st of 2 unmanned lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union. -

1971 - Merpati Nusantara Airlines Vickers Viscount crashed in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia, after telling air traffic controllers they could not make their destination due to bad weather, killing all 69

1972 - Southern Airways Flight 49 Douglas DC-9 is hijacked. At one point, the hijackers threatened to fly the plane into a nuclear research reactor, the High Flux Isotope Reactor, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, if their demands for $10 million in cash is not met.

1972 - Launch of Anik A1, geostationary communications satellite launched by Telesat Canada for television in Canada, world's 1st national domestic satellite. -

1981 - Ben Abruzzo and crew takes off from Nagashima, Japan for the 1st crossing of the Pacific Ocean by balloon, in the Double Eagle V

1982 - 1st flight of The Mil Mi-28 'Havoc', Russian all-weather day-night military tandem two-seat anti-armour attack helicopter.

1985 - 1st flight of The OK-GLI (Buran Analog BST-02), russian test vehicle ("Buran aerodynamic analogue") in the Buran program. It could take off under its own power for flight tests, in contrast to the American Enterprise test vehicle, which was entirely unpowered and relied on an air launch.

2002 - Soyuz TM-34, Soyuz mission to the ISS, is back on earth.

2005 - The 1st Boeing 777-200LR set a record for the longest non-stop flight of a passenger airliner by flying 11,664 nautical miles (21,602 km) eastward from Hong Kong to London in 22h45.