On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2014 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 - Anna Faris
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1976: Actress Anna Faris, best known for roles in movies such as "Scary Movie," "Lost in Translation" and "The House Bunny," is born in Baltimore, Maryland.

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