17.06.1910 Romanian Aviation Day - fight flight of the fight Romanian designed aircraft designed by Aurial Vlaiku and named Vlaiku I.
17.06.1934 The maiden flight of the biggest aircraft of this period Tupolev ANT-20 "Maksim Gorky".
17.06.1940 Sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France. 4000 civilians and RAF personal dead. Junkers Ju.88
17.06.1955 First flight of Tupolev Tu-104, although derided by western journalists as a crude and uncomfortable passenger plane, the Tu-104 make a great revolution in the Soviet passenger transport, decreasing the flight times between Soviet cities. Tupolev Tu-104/Tu-107 Camel