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Thursday, November 03, 2005

This Day in History

From historychannel.com:
1957 The Soviet space dog

The Soviet Union launches the first animal into space--a dog name Laika--aboard the Sputnik 2 spacecraft.

Laika, part Siberian husky, lived as a stray on the Moscow streets before being enlisted into the Soviet space program. Laika survived for several days as a passenger in the USSR's second artificial Earth satellite, kept alive by a sophisticated life-support system. Electrodes attached to her body provided scientists on the ground with important information about the biological effects of space travel. She died after the batteries of her life-support system ran down.
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Can you imagine the hemorrhoid PETA would have popped nowdays?
1928 Mickey Mouse debuts

Cartoon star Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, an animated short produced by Walt Disney. Steamboat Willie was the first fully synchronized sound cartoon ever produced, with Mickey's squeaky voice provided by Walt Disney himself.
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Ah, old school cartoons are the best. In fact, I have Looney Toons DVD's. Now they keep getting stupider.

Maybe I grew up? Nah.

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