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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.
Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIS militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday.
Rescuers reach the Donner Party, Edison patents the phonograph, and Fidel Castro resigns as Cuban president, all on this day.