“History Question of the Day” is a new quiz series that we will be releasing every day for the foreseeable future that will feature just one question on a historical topic that is in some way related to the day. This could be a birthday, anniversary, major event, or trending news topic. As long as the date can be linked to a historical event, the history question of the day may be related to it.
Today’s “History Question of the Day” is related to Sputnik 1, which on October 4th, became the first artificial satellite to be launched into Earth’s orbit. It was launched by the Soviet Union to demonstrate the technology they had developed. Answer the question below to learn a bit more about the mission!