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

1718 – Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, is killed off the coast of North Carolina (More info)

1943 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt to discuss ways to defeat Japan (More info)

1954 – The Humane Society of the United States is founded (More info)

1963 – President John F. Kennedy is assassinated while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in an open-top convertible (More info)

2005 – Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany (More info)