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

1837 – Queen Victoria ascends to the British throne (More info)

1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph (More info)

1863 – West Virginia is admitted as the 35th US state (More info)

1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (More info)

1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted for the murders of her father and stepmother (More info)

1948 – ‘Toast of the Town,’ which later becomes ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ makes its television debut (More info)