Edison shows off his phonograph, atom bomb testing heads underground, a chimpanzee orbits the Earth, the Pong craze begins, and the world loses another Beatle, all on this day.
1947: In what's labeled as "The Partition Plan," the United Nations General Assembly recommends the partition of Palestine. The plan would have created independent Arab and Jewish states and a special international regime for the City of Jerusalem. Arab leadership in and out of Palestine objected to the plan and it was never implemented.
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