View Full Version : Did you know...August 19 2014

08-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Did you know...

... that today is Belka and Strelka Day? On this day in 1960, the USSR launched Korabl-Sputnik 2. On board were two mix-breed strays that were found wandering the streets of Russia. The tiny canines each weighed about 12 pounds and were named Belka (Squirrel) and Strelka (Little Arrow). Trivia buffs: Shortly after returning to Earth, Strelka gave birth to a litter of six puppies, one of which was given to Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

08-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Didn't know that, how nice they were saved from the street, and went on to have fame!