On this day, October 4…

Andy Xiong, Reporter

1957- Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, is launched, beginning the “space race.” The satellite, built by Valentin Glushko, weighed 184 pounds and was launched by a converted Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). Sputnik orbited the earth every 96 minutes at a maximum height of 584 miles. In 1958, it reentered the earth’s atmosphere and burned up.

1992- Mozambique’s 16-year civil war ends with the Rome General Peace Accords.

1822- Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the U.S. (1877-1881).

1989- Born on this day Lil Mama, American rapper

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1989- Born on this day Dakota Johnson, American actress

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