Sir Francis Drake sets out around the world, the National Guard is born, Al Gore concedes, and Saddam Hussein is caught, all on this day.
1962: NASA launches Relay 1, the first active repeater communications satellite in orbit. The satellite, which would provide the first television transmissions across the Pacific Ocean, is still in orbit today.
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