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

1817 – The New York Stock Exchange is founded (More info)

1948 – The Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools violates the US Constitution (More info)

1950 – The VW bus, an icon of the American counterculture movement, goes into production (More info)

1971 - A new undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion was crowned, as "Smokin" Joe Frazier of Philadelphia won a decision over Muhammad Ali, who was previously undefeated.

1983 – President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an “evil empire” (More info)

1985 - John McPherson of Newcastle, England, set a Guinness World Record by kissing 4,444 women in eight hours.

1993 – MTV airs the first episode of the animated series ‘Beavis and Butthead,’ which goes on to become the network’s highest-rated series up to that point (More info)