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.
1927: In Oslo, Norway, Norwegian skater Sonja Henie wins the first of an unprecedented 10 consecutive World Figure Skating Championships at the age of 14.
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