On this day: February 20

Published On: Feb 19 2013 06:12:59 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 20 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD February 20 - Rossini
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1816: Gioachino Rossini's opera "The Barber of Seville" premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome, Italy, under the name "Almaviva, or the Futile Precaution."

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