November 03

This Day in History

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 … (more...)

1942

Run Through the Jungle – The Kokoda Trail Campaign

On the afternoon of 3 November 1942 hundreds of Australian soldiers stood to attention beneath grey skies and rain on a small plateau, adjacent to the village of Kokoda, high in the mountains of … (more...)

1914

Brassiere Is Patented

"On this day in 1914, the U.S. Patent Office approved patent no. 1,115,674, and the modern brassiere designed by Mary Phelps Jacob entered the mainstream. Prior to Jacob’s invention, women’s … (more...)

1718

Sandwich Is Born

On this day in 1718, British statesman and fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, best known as the inventor of the modern sandwich, was born. The son of the esteemed Edward Montagu, Viscount of … (more...)