Video: 'Laika The Dog & What Happened To Her'
(Saturday, November 3, 1957; 02:30:00 UTC) — The Soviet Union today launched Sputnik 2, the second spacecraft launched into Earth orbit and the first to carry a living animal, a Soviet space dog named Laika, who died a few hours after the launch. Continue reading Soviets launch Sputnik 2, sacrifice dog 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 3 1957)
Video: 'COLOR FOOTAGE OF HOWARD HUGHES' SPRUCE GOOSE FLIGHT 1947 34620'
(Sunday, November 2, 1947, 3:08 p.m. PST) — Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (derisively dubbed the Spruce Goose by detractors), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute today over Long Beach Harbor in California. Continue reading Howard Hughes pilots Spruce Goose 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 2 1947)
Video: 'American Experience LBJ 2' (Nov. 2, 1967, at 1:16:39)
(Thursday, November 2, 1967, 10:42 a.m.-2:20 p.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson held a secret meeting today at the White House with “the Wise Men,” a group of “former officials whose advice he trusted” and asked them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the Vietnam War. Continue reading LBJ convenes ‘Wise Men’ to discuss Vietnam War 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 2 1967)
Video: 'The Beatles - Hello Goodbye (07, 1967, Stereo Remastered 2009)'
(Thursday, November 2, 1967, 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed Paul McCartney’s “Hello Goodbye” song tonight at EMI Studio 3 in London, overdubbing a second bass guitar part for release as the band’s Christmas single on Nov. 24, 1967. Continue reading The Beatles complete recording ‘Hello Goodbye’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 2 1967)
Video: 'November 2, 1967 - Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arriving at Pochentong Airport, Phnom Penh'
(Thursday, November 2, 1967); during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy arrived to a thunderous welcome today in neutral Cambodia (next door to South Vietnam) at Pochentong Airport in Phnom Penh, greeted by Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Continue reading Jackie Kennedy arrives in Cambodia 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 2 1967)