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

1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin crosses Niagara Falls on a tightrope (More info)

1921 – President Warren G. Harding appoints former President William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States; Taft is the only person to have ever held both offices (More info)

1936 – Margaret Mitchell’s ‘Gone with the Wind’ is published (More info)

1966 – The National Organization for Women, the United States’ largest feminist organization, is founded (More info)

1971 – The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, is ratified by the states (More info)