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

1790 – In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time (More info)

1884 – The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary is published (More info)

1968 – The execution of a Viet Cong officer by the South Vietnamese National Police Chief is videotaped and photographed; the resulting image helps build opposition to the Vietnam War (More info)

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard (More info)

2004 – Janet Jackson’s breast is “accidentally” exposed by Justin Timberlake during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, introducing the phrase “wardrobe malfunction” into the lexicon (More info)