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.
1978: Actress Lauren Ambrose, best known for playing Claire Fisher on the HBO drama "Six Feet Under," is born in New Haven, Conn.
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