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.
1968: Singer Jonathan Knight (second from left), best known as a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, is born in Worcester, Mass.
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