On this day: November 9

Published On: Nov 08 2012 09:01:03 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 09 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Pilgrims on the Mayflower spot land, Jack the Ripper kills for the last time, the PGA integrates, Rolling Stone magazine debuts, and the Berlin Wall begins to fall, all on this day.

OTD November 9 - Apollo 4
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1967: NASA launches the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft atop the first Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy, Florida. The Saturn V would be the launch vehicle that was ultimately used by the Apollo program to send the first astronauts to the moon. Apollo 4 flew without a crew, and was an "all-up test," meaning all rocket stages and spacecraft would be fully functional on the initial flight, a first for NASA.


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