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10/24 Tycho Brahe,a Danish astronomer, died on this date in 1601 Details
11/3 On this date in 1957 satellite Sputnik 2 that carried a dog, named Laika, was launched into space Details
11/5 James Clerk Maxwell, a Scottish physicist, died on this date in 1879 Details