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.
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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