Pilgrims on the Mayflower spot land, Jack the Ripper kills for the last time, the PGA integrates, Rolling Stone magazine debuts, and the Berlin Wall begins to fall, all on this day.
1953: Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas, whose best-known works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion," dies at the age of 39 in New York City after falling into a coma four days earlier. At the post-mortem, the pathologist found three causes of death: pneumonia, brain swelling and a fatty liver.
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