An audience goes to the cinema for the first time, streetcars come to San Francisco, The Beatles' "White Album" goes to No. 1, and the first American test-tube baby is born, all on this day.
1908: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocks Messina, Sicily, spawning a tsunami and killing 100,000 to 200,000 people.
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