Twitter lights up with 95th birthday wishes for John Glenn

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Posted: Jul 18, 2016 3:59 PM
Twitter lights up with 95th birthday wishes for John Glenn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Glenn is being showered with birthday recognition.

The first American to orbit the Earth was trending on Twitter on Monday as he turned 95.

The NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland was among organizations tweeting about Glenn's birthday. It posted a 2012 photo of Glenn signing baseballs for fans during NASA Glenn Day at Progressive Field. Photos from Glenn's space and military careers also were abundant online.

Ohio State University, home of the Glenn College of Public Affairs, also wished the former senator, record-breaking aviator and combat pilot well. The John & Annie Glenn Historic Site of Glenn's boyhood home in New Concord, Ohio, marked the occasion Sunday.

A spokesman says Glenn plans a birthday dinner Monday with family and friends at his home in Columbus.