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

1935 – Nazi Germany strips Jews of their citizenship and adopts a new national flag with the swastika (More info)

1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, kills four young African-American girls (More info)

1966 – Responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, US President Lyndon B. Johnson writes a letter to Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation (More info)

1981 – The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (More info)

2008 – Lehman Brothers files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in US history (More info)