Charles Darwin embarks on the HMS Beagle, "Howdy Doody" makes its TV debut, Apollo 8 splashes down after orbiting the Moon, and the Soviet Union occupies Afghanistan, all on this day.
1967: After establishing his career as a poet and writer, Leonard Cohen releases his first album, "Songs of Leonard Cohen."
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