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.
1547: King Edward VI of England is crowned at Westminster Abbey at the age of 9 years old. His time on the throne would be short lived, as he only lived to age 15 and never actually governed because of his age. During Edward's reign, the realm was actually governed by a Regency Council.
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