On this day:
1895 German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen becomes first person to observe X-rays
1923 Beer Hall Putsch. On this day, Adolf Hitler and other members of the Nazi party attempted to overthrow current government by marching to Berlin.
Born on this day:
1900 Margaret Mitchell, American author
Gone on this day:
1674 John Milton, English poet
1953 Ivan Bunin, Russian author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate