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

1812 – The American frigate USS Constitution earns the nickname “Old Ironsides” after defeating the British frigate HMS Guerriere off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada (More info)

1909 – The first race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indianapolis 500 (More info)

1934 – Adolf Hitler becomes president of Germany (More info)

1953 –  A CIA-assisted coup overthrows the government of Iran (More info)

1964 – The Beatles kick off their first world tour in San Francisco (More info)

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