Today in History: October 4, Soviets launch Sputnik

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2022. There are 88 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit. On this date: In 1777, Gen. George Washington’s troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania, resulting in heavy American casualties. In 1887, the International Herald Tribune had its beginnings as the Paris Herald, a European edition of the New York Herald. In 1940, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini conferred at Brenner Pass in the Alps. In 1965, Pope Paul VI became the first pope to visit the Western Hemisphere as he addressed the U.N. General Assembly. In 1970, rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead in her Hollywood hotel room. In 1990, for the first time in nearly six decades, German lawmakers met in the Reichstag for the first meeting of reunified Germany’s parliament. In 1991, 26...
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