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.
1954: Filmmaker Joel Coen, who would go on to make movies such as "Blood Simple," "Fargo, "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men," with his brother Ethan, is born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
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