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Today In History

Sat., Oct. 4, 1997

In 1777: George Washington’s troops launched an assault on the British at Germantown, Penn., resulting in heavy American casualties.

In 1957: The television series “Leave It to Beaver” premiered on CBS.

In 1957: The Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit.


 
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