On this day: December 4

Published On: Dec 03 2012 06:14:12 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 04 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The U.S. Senate approves America's participation in the United Nations, Led Zeppelin disbands, and Pan Am collapses, all on this day.

OTD December 4 - Gemini 7
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1965: The U.S. launches Gemini 7 with Air Force Lt. Col. Frank Borman and Navy Cmdr. James A. Lovell on board. The two would spend nearly 14 days in space making a total of 206 orbits, and were joined in orbit by the Gemini-6A flight, which performed the first rendezvous maneuver of manned spacecraft. The two spacecraft came as close as 1 foot apart and could have docked had they been so equipped.

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