Today in history: Edison patents phonograph, Castro steps down, more

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1878

1878: Thomas Edison patents the phonograph

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1942

1942: Japanese warplanes attack Darwin leaving at least 250 dead 

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1985

1985: Iberia Airlines Flight 610 crashes, kills 148

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1986

1986: USSR launches Mir, world's first modular space station

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2008

2008: Fidel Castro steps down as Cuba's president after 49 years

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