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

1838 – Samuel Morse demonstrates his telegraph system for the first time (More info)

1907 – Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy (More info)

1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people (More info)

1994 – Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the US Figure Skating Championships by the husband and friends of rival skater Tonya Harding (More info)

2001 – After a bitterly contested election, Vice President Al Gore presides over a joint session of Congress that certifies George W. Bush as the winner of the 2000 election (More info)