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 - Howie Mandel
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1955: Comedian and game show host Howie Mandel, known for hosting the game show "Deal or No Deal," starring in the TV medical drama "St. Elsewhere" and for creating the children's cartoon "Bobby's World," is born in North York, Ontario, Canada.

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