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.
1957: French cyclist Maurice Garin, the winner of the first Tour de France bicycle race in 1903, dies at age 85 in Lens or Haute-Savoie, France. Garin, who's seen here right of center with his arms crossed, also won the second Tour de France, but was stripped of his title, along with eight others, for cheating.
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