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.
1996: The Summer Olympics open in Atlanta, Georgia, with boxing great Muhammad Ali lighting the cauldron.
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