TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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1911

The Chevro­let Mo­tor Car Co. was founded in Detroit by Louis Chevro­let and Wil­liam C. Du­rant. (The com­pany was ac­quired by Gen­eral Mo­tors in 1918.)

1957

The So­viet Union launched Sput­nik 2, the sec­ond man­made satel­lite, into or­bit; on board was a dog named Laika, who was sac­ri­ficed in the ex­per­i­ment.

1964

Pres­i­dent Lyn­don B. John­son soundly de­feated Repub­li­can Barry Gold­wa­ter to win a White House term in his own right.

1979

Five Com­mu­nist Work­ers Party mem­bers were killed in a clash with heav­ily armed Ku Klux Klans­men and neo-Nazis dur­ing an anti-Klan protest in Greens­boro, North Carolina.

1986

The Iran-Con­tra af­fair came to light as Ash-Shi­raa, a pro-Syr­ian Le­banese mag­a­zine, first broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran.

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