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

1831 – Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate the theory of evolution (More info)

1900 – Prohibitionist Carry Nation smashes up her first saloon, causing several thousand dollars in damage and landing in jail (More info)

1932 – Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City (More info)

2004 – Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning breaks the NFL single-season touchdown pass record (More info)

2007 – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim country, is assassinated at the age of 54 (More info)

It's also National Fruitcake Day...I think they make great doorstops!!

National Egg Nog month, too...and Howdy Doody showed up on TV on this date in 1947.