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 actor Howie Mandel, known for hosting the game show "Deal or No Deal," being a judge on "America's Got Talent," 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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