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

1807 – Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat begins its trip up the Hudson River to Albany, New York, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world (More info)

1953 – The first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous, an offshoot of the 12-step program Alcoholics Anonymous, takes place in Southern California (More info)

1962 – East German border guards spur riots when they kill 18-year-old Peter Fechter as he attempts to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin (More info)

1998 – President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an “improper physical relationship” with White House intern Monica Lewinsky (More info)

2005 – Over 500 bombs are set off by terrorists at 300 locations in Bangladesh (More info)