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

1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (More info)

1937 – The Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public (More info)

1986 – ‘Dragon Quest,’ credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, is released in Japan (More info)

1995 – Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed after falling from his horse during a riding competition (More info)