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

1692 – At the Salem Witch Trials, Bridget Bishop is hanged for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries" (More info)

1793 - Washington replaces Philadelphia as US capital (More info)

1921 - Babe Ruth hits his 120th home-run, becoming the all-time HR champ (More info)

1935 - Dr. Robert Smith and Bill Wilson form Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron, Ohio (More info)

1977 - Apple ships its first Apple II personal computer (More info)

2003 - The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission (More info)

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