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

1875 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees the country (More info)

1918 – President Woodrow Wilson sails for the World War I peace talks in Versailles, becoming the first US president to travel to Europe while in office (More info)

1945 – The US Senate approves the United States’ participation in the United Nations (More info)

1978 – Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco, California’s first female mayor (More info)

1991 – Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson is released after seven years as a hostage in Lebanon (More info)