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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 - Andrew McCarthy
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1962: Actor Andrew McCarthy, best known for his roles in movies such as "St. Elmo's Fire," "Pretty in Pink," "Less Than Zero" and "Weekend at Bernie's," is born in Westfield, N.J.

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