The V-2 No. 13 rocket captures the first image of Earth from space on this episode of This Day In History!
On this episode of This Day In History, Drew and John are joined by Armand to discuss the very important events that occurred on this day in history. On October 24, 1946, an unmanned rocket captures the first image from space. Not as spectacular as you thought? It was a big deal in 1946. The image captured by a 35-millimeter motion picture camera as that camera was propelled skyward on a rocket and snapped the photo at 65 miles above the Earth’s surface.
Also on this in 1901, Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. She claimed to be 40, but records show she was 63. In 1926, Houdini’s last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
Happy birthday to Wayne Rooney and Drake!
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