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.
1966: Supermodel Cindy Crawford, who has adorned hundreds of magazine covers throughout her career and at one point in the 1990s was the highest paid model in the world, is born in DeKalb, Illinois.
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