1877 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time. Music as we know it will never be the same.
1898 CS Lewis author of The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The space Trilogy is born in Belfast Ireland.
1918 Madeleine L'Engle award winning author of the A Wrinkle in Time series is born in New York New York.
1972 Pong released. To this day, it is still the best video game ever.