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

1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info)

1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law in the United States, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the US government (More info)

1881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner (More info)

1933 – In Germany, all political parties except the Nazi Party are outlawed (More info)

1943 – The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, Missouri becomes the first United States National Monument in honor of an African American (More info)