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.
1983: Nearly four years into the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from the country. The war would stretch on for more than five more years before Soviet troops withdrew under the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev.
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