On this day: February 20

POSTED: 05:12 PM MST Feb 19, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MST Feb 20, 2016 
John Glenn entering the Mercury Friendship 7 capsule

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.