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.
1946: Soon-to-be movie star Marilyn Monroe, then still known as Norma Jeane Dougherty, acts in her first screen test for 20th Century Fox executive Ben Lyon.
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