On this Day August 19

Joshua Ebert, Reporter

Two of the animals on sputnik 5 preparing for take off
Two of the animals on sputnik 5 preparing for take off
A Family gathers around the television set on a Saturday to  watch the morning cartoon
A Family gathers around the television set on a Saturday to watch the morning cartoon

1947 – J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A

1950 – ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)

1955 – WINS radio, announces it will not play “copy” white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino’s “Ain’t It A Shame,” not Pat Boone’s)

1960 – Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit as the first animals launched on a round trip into space (later recovered alive)

1967 – Beatles’ “All You Need is Love” single goes #1