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.
1898: Author C. S. Lewis, best known as the author of the "The Chronicles of Narnia" book series, is born in Belfast, Ireland. He died of renal failure at the age of 64 on Nov. 22, 1963.
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