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 - San Jose
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1777: San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe. It was the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California, a territory of New Spain that included all of present day California and Arizona, and portions of Nevada and Utah.

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