On this day:
1895: German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen becomes the 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 the 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