The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History
1694 The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.
1789 Congress established the Department of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the State Department.
1794 French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre was overthrown and placed under arrest; he was executed the following day.
1940 Bugs Bunny made his debut in the Warner Bros. animated cartoon “A Wild Hare.”
1953 The Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting.
1996 A pipe bomb exploded at a public park during the Olympic games in Atlanta, killing one person and injuring more than 100.