On this day: February 20

POSTED: 04:12 PM PST Feb 19, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Feb 19, 2016 

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.

OTD February 20 - EBS
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Emergency Broadcast System

1971: The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert after the wrong tape is played during a test of the system, ordering television stations to cease regular programming and broadcast the alert of a national emergency. Numerous investigations were launched, and several changes were made to the EBS as a result.


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