The contract was for $10,000 of toxic clams — closer to $100,000 today — to be shipped to the East Coast.
Camp Century was a research station and test site for deploying nuclear missiles before it was abandoned under the ice in the ’60s. Scientists say pollutants left behind may spread as the ice melts.
David Greenglass’ courtroom testimony helped execute his sister Ethel Rosenberg and her husband, Julius Rosenberg, in 1953. But he later suggested to a reporter it was his own wife who played a role.
A stray dog Laika from the streets of Moscow was the first animal to orbit Earth on this day in 1957.