On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2014 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 - Pittsburgh Stars
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1902: The Pittsburgh Stars defeat the Philadelphia Athletics 11-0 at the Pittsburgh Coliseum, winning the first championship associated with a national professional football league. The teams played in the first National Football League, which has no connection with the modern NFL and lasted only one season.

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