Rome burns, a famous gunslinger kills for the first time, Marilyn Monroe passes a big test, and The King's first single is released, all on this day.
1952: The Summer Olympics open in Helsinki, Finland. Here Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi lights the Olympic cauldron during opening ceremonies.
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National Portrait Gallery, London
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