On This Day…

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1940 4 teens, following their dog down a hole near Lascaux France, discover 17,000-year-old drawings now known as Lascaux Cave Paintings.

1977 South African activist Steve Biko died from injuries suffered while in police custody; he subsequently became an international martyr for South African black nationalism.

1959 The Soviet Union launched Luna 2, the first space probe to hit the Moon.

1981 ‘’The Smurfs’’ animated cartoon series by Hanna-Barbera first broadcasts in North America.

1992 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47).

2003 Country music legend Johnny Cash died in Nashville.

2018 Oldest known human drawing discovered, 73,000 years old, in Blombos Cave, South Africa.

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