Paul Revere rides, an earthquake and fires ravage San Francisco, Albert Einstein dies, Grace Kelly becomes a princess, and the U.S. embassy in Beirut is hit by a deadly car bomb, all on this day.
1955: Albert Einstein, the theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize laureate who developed the general theory of relativity, dies from an abdominal aortic aneurysm at age 76 in Princeton, N.J.
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