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

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law (More info)

1896 – Miami, Florida is incorporated as a city with a population of just over 300 (More info)

1945 – A US Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring 26 (More info)

1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington and dubbed the Kennewick Man (More info)

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground (More info)