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In 1898, Spain declared war on the United States after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
In 1962, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology achieved the first satellite relay of a television signal, between Camp Parks, Calif., and Westford, Mass.
In 1970, the People's Republic of China launched its first satellite, which kept transmitting a song, "The East is Red."
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