On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2015 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 - Louisa May Alcott
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1832: Louisa May Alcott, who would become best known as author of the novel "Little Women" and its sequels "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys," is born in Germantown, Pennsylvania.

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