Last week, the Boy Scouts of America reaffirmed its longstanding policy of banning gays from being scouts or scout leaders.
Now a number of straight men who’ve received the group’s highest honor — the ranking of Eagle Scout — are returning their medals in protest.
Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (More info)
1775 – George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (More info)