On This Day

October 7, 1959 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


Historic DiscoveryFar Side of the Moon Revealed

Far side of Moon seen for the 1st time, courtesy of USSR's Luna 3 space probe

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The first ever photo of the far side of the Moon, taken by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3
The first ever photo of the far side of the Moon, taken by the Soviet spacecraft Luna 3
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Birthdays in History

  • Jean-Marc Fournier, French-Canadian politician, born in Châteauguay, Canada
  • Lourdes Flores, Peruvian politician, born in Lima, Peru