The Post Office is born, World War II gets its first flying ace, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, and a fire at a Great White concert leaves 100 dead, all on this day.
1970: John Lennon's "Instant Karma!" is released in the U.S. The song would reach No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
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