October 19, 1928 An American six-man machine gun team parachuted from a six-plane formation.
October 19, 1935 Capt. Earl E. Gimmler of the U.S. Army Air Corps won the Mitchell Trophy Race at Selfridge Field, Mich. by flying 212.96 mph.
October 19, 1938 The Curtiss XP-40 Tomahawk first flew.
October 19, 1950 During the Korean War, Fifth Air Force fighters provided crucial air support to U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops for the Battle of Hukkyori, some 10 miles south of Pyongyang. Afterwards, U.N. forces entered the North Korean capital.