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 - Kurt Cobain
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By Brunetto1995 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

1967: Singer-songwriter Kurt Cobain, best known as the frontman of the grunge band Nirvana, is born in Aberdeen, Washington. Nirvana found breakthrough success with the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from its second album, 1991's "Nevermind," and defined the grunge era before Cobain committed suicide at the age of 27 in April 1994.


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