On This Day in History - April 24
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|What Happened On This Day In History - April 24
1970 April 24
China launched its first satellite, Dong Fang Hong I. Its design lifetime was 20 days, but it actually broadcast signals for 28 days. China was the fifth country after the Soviet Union, United States, France, and Japan to launch a satellite into orbit.
1977 April 24
U.S.S.R. President Podgorny resigns
1981 April 24
The first IBM PC was introduced. The model was called the IBM 5150. It is now the dominant type of personal computer available.