Rescuers reach the Donner Party, Edison patents the phonograph, the Soviet Union launches the Mir space station, and Fidel Castro resigns as Cuban president, all on this day.
1967: Actor Benicio del Toro, known for his movie roles in "The Usual Suspects," "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Traffic," "Snatch," "21 Grams" and "Sin City," is born in San German, Puerto Rico. Del Toro won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for "Traffic" and also earned another nomination for "21 Grams."
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