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