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

1492 – Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain (More info)

1900 – The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is founded (More info)

1923 – Hours after the death of President Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as the 30th president of the United States (More info)

1972 – The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (More info)

1981 – US air traffic controllers go on strike, resulting in more than 11,000 firings (More info)

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