On this day: April 24

POSTED: 02:13 PM PDT Apr 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 23, 2016 

The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.

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1970: The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched. The satellite carried a radio transmitter and broadcast the song of the same name, "D?ngf?nghóng" or "The East Is Red," which lasted for 26 days while in orbit. Pictured is a model of the satellite on display in China.


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