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.
2009: Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Frank McCourt, best known as the author of the memoir "Angela's Ashes," dies from melanoma at age 78 in New York City.
Memorial Day honors men and women who died while serving in the American military. Find out more about Memorial Day and see how you can honor these great American heroes.
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