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.
1902: The Pittsburgh Stars defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 11-0 at the Pittsburgh Coliseum, winning the first championship associated with a national professional football league. The teams played in the first National Football League, which has no connection with the modern NFL and lasted only one season.
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