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

1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (More info)

1900 – Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (More info)

1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City (More info)

2004 – Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning breaks the NFL single-season touchdown pass record (More info)

2007 – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim country, is assassinated at the age of 54 (More info)

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