On this day: July 19

POSTED: 1:30 PM Jul 18 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM 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 - Benedict Cumberbatch
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1976: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the TV series "Sherlock," the BBC's contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories, is born in London, England. He is also known for his roles in movies such as "Atonement," "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," "War Horse," "Star Trek Into Darkness," "12 Years a Slave" and "The Imitation Game," the last of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

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