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

1766 – The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act (More info)

1850 – American Express is founded by Henry Wells and William Fargo (More info)

1940 – Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet and agree to form an alliance against France and the UK (More info)

1963 – In Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court rules that public defenders must be provided for indigent defendants in felony cases (More info)

1990 – The largest art theft in U.S. history occurs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (More info)