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

1775 – Patrick Henry opposes British policy by declaring, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” (More info)

1839 – The initials “O.K.” are first published in the Boston Morning Post (More info)

1919 – In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement (More info)

1983 – President Ronald Reagan proposes a space-based missile defense system called the Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars” (More info)

1998 – The movie ‘Titanic’ wins 11 Oscars, tying it with ‘Ben-Hur’ for the most ever (More info)