George Washington dies, a spacecraft flies by Venus for the first time, Bob Dylan releases his first single, President George W. Bush ducks flying shoes, and tragedy hits Sandy Hook, all on this day.
1962: NASA's Mariner 2 becomes the first spacecraft to fly by Venus.
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