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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
11/7 Marie Curie, physicist and chemist, the first woman awarded a Nobel Prize, was born on this date in 1867 Details