Victor Carlstrom becomes the 1st pilot to fly from Toronto to New York. Carlstrom flies in a Curtiss R-2 biplane and was in the air for 6 hours and 40 minutes.
In response to Germany leveling Coventry two days earlier, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
Dueren Germany is completely destroyed by Allied bombers.
Operation Paperclip: The United States Army secretly admits 88 German scientists and engineers to help in the development of rocket technology. Among them: Werner von Braun.
First flight of the Lockheed L-1011.
NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three for an 84 day mission. Read more...