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

1881 – The American Red Cross is founded (More info)

1927 – Charles Lindbergh completes the world’s first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis (More info)

1979 – The White Night riots occur in San Francisco after Dan White, who murdered George Moscone and Harvey Milk, is convicted on only manslaughter charges (More info)

1999 – After 19 straight nominations, Susan Lucci finally wins her first Daytime Emmy Award (More info)

2005 – The tallest roller coaster in the world, Kingda Ka, opens in New Jersey (More info)

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