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

1861 – To help pay for the Civil War, the US government levies its first income tax (More info)

1884 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid in New York Harbor (More info)

1914 – In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed (More info)

1957 – ‘American Bandstand’ begins its 37-year run, debuting on ABC (More info)

2010 – The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 Chilean miners approximately 2,300 ft underground (More info)