On this day: November 29

Published On: Nov 29 2012 12:22:18 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 29 2016 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 - Mariano Rivera
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1969: Baseball pitcher Mariano Rivera, a 13-time All-Star who played his entire 19-year career with the New York Yankees before retiring after the 2013 season, is born in Panama City, Panama. Rivera, who won five World Series titles with the Yankees, is MLB's all-time leader in saves (652) and games finished (952).

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