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.
1860: Lizzie Borden, who will famously be accused in rhyme of giving her mother "40 whacks" with an axe, is born in Fall River, Massachusetts. Borden was tried and acquitted in the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother.
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