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Today in History


On this day in 1962, Pope John XXIII convened the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.


On this day in 1968, NASA launched Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission.


On this day in 1984, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a space walk.


On this day in 2001, the Polaroid Corporation filed for federal bankruptcy protection.