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

1898 – China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years (More info)

1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in ‘The Wise Little Hen’ (More info)

1954 – Joseph Welch, special counsel for the US Army, lashes out at Sen. Joseph McCarthy with the famous rebuke, “Have you left no sense of decency?” (More info)

1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy (More info)

1973 – Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years (More info)

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