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.
1872: The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens in New York City. The museum, now located along Central Park, is the largest art museum in the United States.
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