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

1863 – The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge (More info)

1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (More info)

1886 – The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand (More info)

1930 – The U.S. Veterans Administration is created by Congress (More info)

1988 – A U.S. Navy warship accidentally shoots down an Iranian passenger jet, killing all 290 people aboard (More info)