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

1784 – John Wesley charters the Methodist Church in the United States (More info)

1883 – The first vaudeville theater opens in Boston, Massachusetts (More info)

1953 – James D. Watson and Francis Crick announce they’ve discovered the chemical structure of DNA (More info)

1983 – After 11 seasons, ‘M*A*S*H’ airs its final episode, which becomes the most-watched scripted television episode in US history (More info)

1993 – Federal agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest leader David Koresh, leading to a 51-day standoff (More info)

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