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

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

1916 – In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products, which will later be renamed Boeing (More info)

1959 – The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in US history (More info)

1975 – The Russian Soyuz and the US Apollo launch; the Apollo-Soyuz mission was the first international manned spaceflight (More info)