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.
1985: The Val di Stava dam collapses in Val di Stava, Italy, killing 268 people, destroying 63 buildings and demolishing eight bridges.
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