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

1701 – William Kidd, popularly known as Captain Kidd, is hanged for piracy and murder (More info)

1911 – The New York Public Library is dedicated (More info)

1934 – Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed and killed by police in Louisiana (More info)

1945 – Heinrich Himmler, head of Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo, commits suicide while in prison (More info)

1949 – The Federal Republic of Germany is established (More info)