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

1798 – The United States Marine Corps is re-established after being disbanded following the Revolutionary War (More info)

1804 – Former US Vice President Aaron Burr fatally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel (More info)

1914 – Babe Ruth makes his major league baseball debut as a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (More info)

1960 – Harper Lee's iconic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is published (More info)

1977 – Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (More info)

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