Today in history: Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Indian plane hijacked, and more

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1777

Captain James Cook discovers Kiritimati & names it Christmas Island

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1906

Reginald transmits first human voice over radio from US to ships in Atlantic

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1968

Apollo 8 astronauts became the first humans to orbit moon

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1979

Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

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1999

Indian Airlines Flight 814, from Kathmandu to New Delhi is hijacked

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