The 1st fatality in a powered airplane occurs when Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge is killed while flying with Orville Wright at Fort Meyer, Virginia.
Scandinavian Air System (SAS) commences flight operations.
The United States Army Air Forces are separated from the United States Army and become an independent armed service, the United States Air Force.
The North American X-15 rocket plane makes its 1st powered flight at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
East African Airways launches jet service between Nairobi and London.
NASA unveils the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter. Though not constructed to enter space (it was not built with engines or a proper heat shield), it was used for approach and landing tests Dryden Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. The Enterprise currently resides as a museum piece at the Steve F. Udvar-Hazy Museum outside Dulles International Airport.
The F/A-18 Hornet logs its 2 millionth flying hour - achieved in only ten years of operations.
The first flight of the Boeing 787-9 from Paine Field, in Washington. The flight lasted five hours and fifteen minutes and landed at Boeing Field.