On this day:

1919 Alcock and Brown take off for the first non-stop transatlantic flight

1949 Albert II becomes the first monkey in space

2002 A large asteroid. 2002 MN, just misses the Earth

Born on this day:

1928 Che Guevara, Argentine/Cuban physician, author, intellectual, diplomat, theorist

Gone on this day:

1920 Max Weber, German economist, sociologist