On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 01:22:18 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 29 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

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.

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2011: Stand-up comedian Patrice O'Neal, who had struggled with diabetes and weight issues for several years, dies at the age of 41 in Englewood, New Jersey, more than a month after a stroke left him paralyzed and unable to speak.

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