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

1867 – During World War II, the United States takes possession of the then-unoccupied Midway Atoll (More info)

1963 – At the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech (More info)

1968 – Tens of thousands of protestors riot at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago (More info)

1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (More info)

1996 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce (More info)