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 - Diane Ladd
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1935: Actress Diane Ladd, a three-time Oscar nominee known for movies like "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," "Wild at Heart" and "Rambling Rose," is born Rose Diane Ladner in Meridian, Mississippi. She's seen here with her daughter, Laura Dern, in the HBO series "Enlightened."

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