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.
1936: German actor Max Schreck, most often remembered today for his lead role as the vampire Count Orlok in the 1922 film "Nosferatu," dies of a heart attack at age 56 in Munich, Germany.
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