1892 - Birth of Jean François Jannekeyn, French WWI flying ace (observer/gunner), olympic athlet, politician and WWII high ranking officer.
1909 - DELAG, (Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft or "German Airship Travel Corporation") world's 1st airline to use an aircraft/airship in revenue service, is formed.
1915 - The sole Mann & Grimmer M.1, British two-seat biplane fighter prototype, is wrecked in a crash-landing during an attempt on the British altitude record , caused by failure of the gearbox.
1919 - Cpt Henry Wrigley and Lt Arthur Murphy takes off from Point Cook, Melbourne, for the 1st aerial crossing of Australia, flying a Royal Aircraft Factory BE.2e.
1920 - Birth of Jean Boulet, French test pilot and helicopter record breaker.
1925 - Alan Cobham takes off in a De Havilland D.H.50J for a 25,749km flight from Croydon to Cape Town and back.
1928 - Western Canada Airways established the Prairie Air Mail Route, an experimental air mail service operated for 20 days.
1928 - 1st Antartic flight is made by Hubert Wilkins with a Fokker.
1935 - 1st flight of the Bloch MB-300 "Pacifique" (a.k.a. La Grosse Julie), French all-metal three-engine monoplane airliner prototype.
1937 - Sabena OO-AUB Junkers Ju 52 hit a factory chimney while circling to land at Stene Airport, Belgium, killing all on board. The flight was bringing Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and his family for a wedding. abd famous glider pilot and WWI pilot Arthur Martens.
1937 - Flight Officer A.E. Clouston and Mrs Betty Kirby-Green lands in Cape town coming from london with the de havilland DH.88 comet 'The Burberry' after a 7091 miles flight in 45 hrs 6 min.
1946 - 1st flight of The Saab 90 Scandia, swedish twin-engined, short- to medium-haul passenger aircraft.
1947 - 1st flight of the MDG LD.26 'Midgy Club', French twin seat cabin biplane tourer.
1950 - Birth of Carl Joseph Meade, USAF test pilot and NASA astronaut.
1952 - A USAF Convair B-36H "Peacemaker" dropped 'Ivy King' as part of operation Ivy,largest pure fission nuclear bomb ever tested by the USA, over a point 2,000 feet (610 m) north of Runit Island in the Enewetak atoll, resulting in a 500 kiloton explosion at 1,480 feet (450 m).
1953 - 1st trans-canada flight is made by a CF-100 Canuck aircraft from RCAF 445 Squadron.
1959 - 1st flight of The Canadair CL-44 (CC-106 yukon), Canadian turboprop airliner and cargo aircraft based on the Bristol Britannia.
1959 - National Airlines Flight 967 Douglas DC-7B disappeared over the Gulf of Mexico en route from Tampa, Florida to New Orleans, Louisiana. All 42 onboard were presumed killed in the accident.
1959 - Captain Joseph W. Kittinger Jr makes a balloon ascent, gaining an altitude of 23,285 metres (76,400 feet) in an open gondola. He parachutes to the ground, recording a free-fall of 19,505 metres (64,000 feet)
1965 - Soviet Union launches the Venera 3 space probe toward Venus, that will be the 1st spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.
1969 - Death of Helmut Zborowski (Graf Helmut Philip Georg Alexander Rudo Zborowski), Austrian aviation and rocket engine designer.
1970 - 1st flight of The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as the L-1011 (pronounced "ell-ten-eleven") or TriStar, American medium-to-long range, widebody passenger trijet airliner.
1973 – NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission.
1979 - 1st flight of The PZL W-3 Sokól, Polish medium-size, twin-engine, multipurpose helicopter.
1982 - STS-5, Space shuttle Columbia is back on earth.
1984 - STS-51-A, Space Shuttle Discovery mission, 1st time a shuttle deployed 2 communications satellites, is back on earth with 2 other communications satellites retrieved from orbit.
1996 - Launch of Mars 96 (sometimes called Mars 8) , Soviet space probe to mars, which failed due to a failure of the launcher Proton.
1996 - 1st flight of The VisionAire VA-10 Vantage, American prototype single-engined light business-jet
2002 - Death of Carl Bode, German engineer and helicopter test pilot.
2002 - Kenneth Horatio Wallis, 89 years old, sets a speed record of 207.7 km/h (129.1 mph) for autogyro - and simultaneously set another world record as the oldest pilot to set a world record.
2004 - NASA's X-43, unmanned experimental hypersonic aircraft, sets a new speed record of 12,144 km/h (7,546 mph), or Mach 9.8.
2009 - Launch of STS-129, Space shuttle Atlantis mission to the ISS, 1st flight of an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier.
2010 - Death of Jack M. Riley Jr., American pioneer in aviation and founder of RAM Aircraft, LP.