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

1866 – President Andrew Johnson formally declares an end to the Civil War (More info)

1920 – The National Football League is founded (More info)

1938 – Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam, a record that still stands to this day (More info)

1940 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes the fourth of his famous wartime speeches, this one containing the line “Never was so much owed by so many to so few” (More info)

1977 – NASA launches the Voyager 2 spacecraft, which is now more than seven billion miles from Earth and continues to explore (More info)