ON THIS DAY

* Aryabhata, India’s first satellite, was launched into orbit from the Soviet Union. The Indian Space Research Organisation would begin launches from India (at the space centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh) in 1980. * Cambodian Genocide: Two days after the fall of Phnom Penh, the new Khmer Rouge regime announced that all former government employees, […]

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