History fact – February 20, 2017

Today is Monday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2017. There are 314 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Feb. 20, 1942, Lt. Edward “Butch” O’Hare became the U.S. Navy’s first flying ace of World War II by shooting down five Japanese bombers while defending the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in the South Pacific. (O’Hare, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, was killed in action in 1943; Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is named for him.)

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