On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD November 29 - CS Lewis
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Photograph by Arthur Strong, 1947

1898: Author C. S. Lewis, best known as the author of the "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series, is born in Belfast, Ireland. He died of renal failure at the age of 64 on Nov. 22, 1963.

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