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

1864 – Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. (More info)

1899 – The First Hague Convention is signed (More info)

1948 – After a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics since 1936 opens in London (More info)

1958 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates NASA (More info)

1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million watch Charles, Prince of Wales, wed Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London (More info)

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