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OC­TO­BER 1957 be­gins with the USSR launch­ing Sput­nik 1, the Earth’s first ar­ti­fi­cial satel­lite. And at the end of the month, the Soviet Union launches Sput­nik II, the first space­craft to carry a liv­ing an­i­mal - the dog Laika, who died shortly af­ter the launch. A VAC­CINE is in­tro­duced against Asian Flu, which has killed thou­sands of peo­ple around the world.

IT WAS A great year for the her­ring fish­ing in­dus­try along the east coast. On one night alone the 105 drifters that sailed out of Great Yar­mouth brought in an av­er­age each of 50 crans, while a fur­ther drifters brought in an av­er­age haul of 60 crans to Low­est­oft. The cur­ers needed about 28,000 bar­rels of her­rings from the 1957 East Anglian sea­son to com­plete their con­tract with the Rus­sians. MASSINGHAM- born A S Dick, pres­i­dent of the So­ci­ety of Mo­tor Man­u­fac­tur­ers and Traders, an­nounced that Bri­tain had re­gained her lead as the num­ber one ex­porter of cars and com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles com­bined, over­tak­ing Western Ger­many.

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