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.
1963: Singer-songwriter Seal, the Grammy winner best known for songs such as "Crazy" and "Kiss From a Rose," is born Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel in London, England.
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