This was 50th day of the year and 315 days remained in the year.
Thomas Edison patented the gramophone (phonograph).
The first nationwide broadcast of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood aired on PBS.
Deng Xiaoping, Chinese Communist leader, died.
Fidel Castro resigned as President of Cuba after 49 years in power. Raúl Castro, Fidel's brother, succeeded him as president.
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