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This Day in History for October 4 – Sputnik Launches and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1535 – The first complete English-language Bible, the Coverdale Bible, is printed (More info)

1582 – Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian Calendar (More info)

1957 – The Soviet Union successfully launches its unmanned satellite, Sputnik I (More info)

1965 – Pope Paul VI arrives in New York, becoming the first Pope to ever visit the Western hemisphere (More info)

1988 – Televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted on federal charges of mail and wire fraud and of conspiring to defraud the public (More info)

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