On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2016 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 - Rahm Emanuel
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U.S. Congress

1959: Rahm Emanuel, who would serve as the White House chief of staff to President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2010 and is now the mayor of Chicago, is born in Chicago.

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