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.
1929: U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
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