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

1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run (More info)

1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded (More info)

1919 – The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is passed by Congress and sent to the states for ratification (More info)

1942 – The Battle of Midway begins (More info)

1989 – The People’s Army of China opens fire on demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands (More info)