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

1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, is founded (More info)

1874 – The first Arbor Day results in over 1 million trees being planted (More info)

1912 – The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her doomed voyage (More info)

1970 – Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the Beatles (More info)

2003 – The US House passes the “Amber Alert” bill, which provides a system for alerting the public about missing or abducted children (More info)