On this day:

1963 Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space

2010 The world’s first country-wide total tobacco ban goes into effect in Bhutan

Born on this day:

1723 Adam Smith and Scottish philosopher, economist

Gone on this day:

1925 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer, politician and activist, founder of Swaraj Party dies at 55

1977 Wernher von Braun, German physicist and engineer