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 - Garry Shandling
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1949: Comedian and actor Garry Shandling, best known for his work on the TV shows "It's Garry Shandling's Show" and "The Larry Sanders Show," is born in Chicago, Ill.

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