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

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns down during a performance of ‘Henry VIII’ (More info)

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act officially creates the United States Interstate Highway System (More info)

1972 – The Supreme Court rules that the death penalty could constitute cruel and unusual punishment (More info)

1974 – Dancer and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet (More info)

1995 – The shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit Earth (More info)