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In 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his command by President Truman, bade farewell to Congress, quoting a line from a ballad: "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."
In 1975, India announced it had launched its first satellite, from the Soviet Union atop a Soviet rocket.
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