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

1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association, aka YMCA, is founded in London (More info)

1944 – Gen. Eisenhower gives the go-ahead for the Allied invasion of northern France, code named D-Day (More info)

1949 – George Orwell’s novel of a dystopian future, ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four,’ is published (More info)

1971 – ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ airs its final episode (More info)

1984 – Tetris, one of the best-selling video games of all-time, is released (More info)