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.
A.D. 64: A fire begins to burn in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control in what will become known as the Great Fire of Rome. According to a popular, but untrue legend, Nero fiddled as the city burned.
National Archives and Records Administration
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