On this day: July 19

Posted: 3:30 PM EDT Jul 18, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 19, 2015

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.

OTD July 19 - James Garner
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2014: Actor James Garner, best known for his TV work in "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files" and for movies such as "The Great Escape," "Victor Victoria" and "Murphy's Romance," dies of a heart attack at age 86 in Los Angeles, California.

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