May 19, 1908 Lt. Thomas E. Seldridge, the first U.S. Army officer to fly an airplane, flew the 'White Wing' at Hammondsport. It was Dr. Alexander Graham Bell's second Aerial Experiment Association plane, and had hinged ailerons.
May 19, 1919 MSgt. R.W. Bottriell made the first free back-type parachute jump.
May 19, 1961 The first Titan I arrived at Lowry AFB, Colo.
May 19, 1963 On a nonstop from Washington, D.C. to a Moscow flight , the U. S. presidential aircraft, a Boeing 707-320B, with Col. James B. Swindal at the controls, set 15 nonstop FAI records in flying the 5,004-mile route in eight hours 39 minutes 2 seconds. On the return flight, Colonel Swindal and his crew set another 15 FAI records on the Moscow to Washington trip, flying an average speed of 490.96 mph.