Historical Events for 3rd October 2019

1778 – Captain James Cook anchors at Alaska
1906 – US regime names Charles Magoon, governor of Cuba
1942 – Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)
1949 – WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1950 – 1st black lead (Ethel Waters) on TV (Beulah)
1950 – Indonesian army opens assault on Ambon, South Moluccas
1952 – 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
1970 – WAPT TV channel 16 in Jackson, MS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1973 – Willi Stoph succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
2012 – 34 people are killed by a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria

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