This Day in History for 7/10/18

On This Day in History... 

1962 – Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, is launched into orbit.

1997 – In London, scientists report the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution, placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.  (have you gotten your ancestral DNA done?  I did, and I learned that I am nearly 3% Neanderthal, and my hair is only half human--the other half?  Neanderthal!)