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.
1965: Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts. Pictured is an image of the moon taken by the probe, showing the craters Ritter and Sabine.
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