Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1861 – Union troops suffer a devastating defeat in the Battle of Ball’s Bluff, the second major engagement of the Civil War (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding delivers the first speech by a sitting President against lynching in the deep south (More info)

1945 – French women are allowed to vote in parliamentary elections for the first time (More info)

1959 – The Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens in New York City (More info)

1967 – Nearly 100,000 people gather in Washington, DC to protest the American war effort in Vietnam (More info)