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

1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday (More info)

1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated in front of his Mississippi home by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith (More info)

1987 – President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall (More info)

1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles (More info)

2009 – A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide ranging protests there and around the world (More info)

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