- 1957Dogs in spaceThe Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.
Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.
A Lebanese magazine broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, leading to the Iran-Contra affair.
Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
Hamid Karzai was declared the winner in Afghanistan's first presidential election.
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