A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
1916: Author Jack London, best known for the novels "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," dies at the age of 40 in Glen Ellen, California. His death certificate gives the cause as uremia, following acute renal colic, commonly caused by kidney stones.
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